Brassicaceae - mustard family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 30 March 2017)


Brassicaceae - mustard family

Mount Desert Island is home to 21 species in 15 genera that grow without cultivation. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Alliaria (1 species)
      Alliaria petiolata - garlic-mustard (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Barbarea (1 species)
      Barbarea vulgaris - garden yellow-rocket (common)
   Boechera (1 species)
      Boechera stricta - Canada rockcress (rare)
   Brassica (3 species)
      Brassica juncea - Chinese mustard (uncommon)
      Brassica nigra - black mustard (occasional)
      Brassica rapa - rape (uncommon)
   Cakile (1 species)
      Cakile edentula - American sea-rocket (occasional)
   Capsella (1 species)
      Capsella bursa-pastoris - shepherd's-purse (common)
   Cardamine (4 species)
      Cardamine impatiens - narrow-leaved bitter-cress (rare)
      Cardamine parviflora - small-flowered bitter-cress (uncommon)
      Cardamine pensylvanica - Pennsylvania bitter-cress (uncommon)
      Cardamine pratensis - pink cuckoo bitter-cress (uncommon)
   Draba (1 species)
      Draba verna - spring whitlow-mustard (occasional)
   Erysimum (1 species)
      Erysimum cheiranthoides - wormseed wallflower (occasional)
   Hesperis (1 species)
      Hesperis matronalis - dame's-rocket (occasional)
   Lepidium (2 species)
      Lepidium campestre - field pepperweed (uncommon)
      Lepidium virginicum - poor-man's pepperweed (uncommon)
   Raphanus (1 species)
      Raphanus raphanistrum - wild radish (occasional)
   Sisymbrium (1 species)
      Sisymbrium officinale - common hedge-mustard (uncommon)
   Subularia (1 species)
      Subularia aquatica - American water-awlwort (rare)
   Thlaspi (1 species)
      Thlaspi arvense - field penny-cress (uncommon)






Alliaria (garlic-mustard)
[no information yet]

Alliaria petiolata (garlic-mustard) - [no information yet]
   
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Barbarea (yellow-rocket)
[no information yet]

Barbarea vulgaris (garden yellow-rocket) - [no information yet]
   
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Boechera (rockcress)
[no information yet]

Boechera stricta (Canada rockcress) - [no information yet]


Brassica (mustard)
[no information yet]

Brassica juncea (Chinese mustard) - [no information yet]

Brassica nigra (black mustard) - [no information yet]

Brassica rapa (rape) - [no information yet]


Cakile (sea-rocket)
[no information yet]

Cakile edentula (American sea-rocket) - [no information yet]

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Capsella (shepherd's-purse)
[no information yet]

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's-purse) - [no information yet]
   
(click on images to enlarge)


Cardamine (bitter-cress)
[no information yet]

Cardamine impatiens (narrow-leaved bitter-cress) - [no information yet]

Cardamine parviflora (small-flowered bitter-cress) - [no information yet]

Cardamine pensylvanica (Pennsylvania bitter-cress) - [no information yet]

Cardamine pratensis (pink cuckoo bitter-cress) - [no information yet]


Draba (whitlow-mustard)
[no information yet]

Draba verna (spring whitlow-mustard) - [no information yet]


Erysimum (wallflower)
[no information yet]

Erysimum cheiranthoides (wormseed wallflower) - [no information yet]


Hesperis (dame's-rocket)
[no information yet]

Hesperis matronalis (dame's-rocket) - [no information yet]


Lepidium (pepperweed)
[no information yet]

Lepidium campestre (field pepperweed) - [no information yet]

Lepidium virginicum (poor-man's pepperweed) - [no information yet]


Raphanus (wild radish)
[no information yet]

Raphanus raphanistrum (wild radish) - [no information yet]

(click on image to enlarge)


Sisymbrium (hedge-mustard)
[no information yet]

Sisymbrium officinale (common hedge-musard) - [no information yet]


Subularia (water-awlwort)
[no information yet]

Subularia aquatica (American water-awlwort) - [no information yet]


Thlaspi (penny-cress)
[no information yet]

Thlaspi arvense (field penny-cress) - [no information yet]


Note:
   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.