Brassicaceae - Brassica species and their cultivars

BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants

Photo © ;T. A. Dickinson 2001


Brassica oleracea genotypes have been selected to emphasize the growth of different parts of the plant, e.g. the inflorescence (Broccoli, Cauliflower), leaves (Cabbage), stem (Kohlrabi), and axillary buds (Brussels sprouts).

Drawings courtesy of and © ; A. Shinya 1998

Brassica juncea is grown for Dijon mustard. Mustard seeds are also sprouted, and used to flavor oil used in cooking.

Photo © ; T. A. Dickinson 2001. Drawing courtesy of and © ; A. Shinya 1998

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