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Early Flowers

Posted by jekeesl Central AR 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 12:07

These plants from this morning's walk were about 7 inches across and less than 5 inches high. They were growing in a sunny ditch. Each inflorescence was about 0.75 inch across, with more than 50 flowers. Flower color was indeterminate. Basal leaves were petiolate and deeply cut, with a few widely scattered, very small trichomes around the perimeter. Cauline leaves were sessile to slightly clasping. All leaves were glabrous.

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RE: Early Flowers

I don't know but it looks like something Cruciferous.

RE: Early Flowers

Oh, like maybe Barbarea verna? I'll have to check back later and see what it becomes. Thanks, flora.

RE: Early Flowers

Crucifers are host plants to Mustard White Butterflies.
They're also tasty in salads or lightly cooked.

RE: Early Flowers

Leafhead, you must live close to the Great Lakes, if you're familiar with Pieris oleracea.

RE: Early Flowers

Yes, Madison, Wi.
We don't have a green thing up here, except our Conifers.
More snow expected next Tuesday... Sigh
Oh well, I still have my indoor plants:)

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