Small green stems with yellow leaves at the ends.
Little mustards growing along the Upper Winter Creek Trail (Chantry Flats)
Common name: mustard
Scientific Name: Brassica geniculata
Time of Observation: 9:19:49
Weather: overcast, no wind
Temperature: 18 C
Location: Eaton Canyon Park, Pasadena, CA, US
Habitat: oak savannah
Slope: slight slope
Sun: grassland area exposed to sunlight
Water: no surrounding water seen
Soil: yes- no gravel or rocks
D.Smith, K.Martin, M.Alice Garcia, G.Anderson
Tiny yellow flower
Around 30 cm tall
Can survive in low soil environment
in the alluvial community, this specie is the most abundant.
Hirschfeldia incana (formerly Brassica geniculata) is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by many common names, including Shortpod mustard, Buchanweed, Hoary mustard and Mediterranean mustard. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Hirschfeldia, which is closely related to Brassica. The species is native to the Mediterranean Basin but it can be found in many parts of the world as an introduced species and often a very abundant noxious weed. This...