The Cabbage ior Mustard family of plants, Brassicaceae, formerly better known as the Cruciferae, comprises more tha 300 genera containing nearly 4000 plant species. The flowers have four petals, usually white, yellow, or mauve, four sepals, and four long stamens plus two more short stamens. The ovary has two chambers, and seeds are produced in pods that often have a sticky coating. The name Brassicaceae comes from the classical Latin name for a cabbage. These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.
We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...
|Lepidium heterophyllum||Smith's Pepperwort|
|Malcolmia flexuosa||Malcolmia flexuosa|
|Malcolmia littorea||Malcolmia littorea|
|Matthiola sinuata||Sea Stock|
|Matthiola tricuspidata||Three-horned Stock|