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Wildflowers
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Winter Cress
Mustard - Alien Wildflower
Barbarea vulgaris
Alien wildflower often seen in crop fields. Easily mistaken for Mustard but leaves are darker and glossy.

Winter Cress leaf

Requirements:

Soil Type: - Most
Soil ph: Neutral
Water: - Moist to dry
Light: - Full sun - Partial shade
Propagation: - Seed

Wintercress flower Characteristics:

Height: - 1 - 2 ft.
Time of bloom: - May
Flower colors: - Yellow
Transplants: - Easily

Winter Cress leaves may be used in salads or cooked like spinach but they become bitter as the weather warms. The flowerbuds may also be boiled and eaten. In both cases the water should be changed 2 or 3 times to reduce the bitterness.

Mustard field