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Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
Common Name: INDIAN MUSTARD, CHINESE MUSTARD, BROWN MUSTARD
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Shores, railroads, dumps, fields, and disturbed ground. An Old World species sometimes cultivated for leafy greens or for the seeds as a source of oil or condiment, but also known as a weed. First collected in 1860 in Lenawee Co.

Like B. nigra, much less common than often supposed (or misidentified!), perhaps declining as a result of stricter control of agricultural seed quality (reducing contaminants) and improved cultivation methods.

Locations

Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Shiawassee County
St. Joseph County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=613.