May. 7, 2017


Yesterday's toothwort was the first member of the mustard family presented here.  It probably deserved better treatment.  It's one of the larger families, and important in agriculture.  Somehow, I don't find it very interesting.  Maybe because so many of our species are weedy aliens.  In Michigan, we have 98 species, but only 32 natives.  Toothworts are native.  Here's a look at the plant beginning to go to seed.  I wanted to show the plant yesterday, but discovered I had to go take the picture first.