Brassicas

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I see a lot of brassicas self-seeding in the urban environment. I find identifying them challenging. My first step is always documenting the plants, some I can identify, some I can't - yet but I am determined to.

Marsh Yellowcress (Rorippa palustris), seen by the side of the Sainsbury's in Camden Town

marsh yellowcress

marsh yellowcress

marsh yellowcress

 

Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

shepherd's purse

 

Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)

thale cress

thale cress

thale cress

Rocket but not sure which specifically (wall rocket? perennial wall rocket?), self-seeded from another large patch nearby which is bare at the moment but maybe had been sprayed with weedkiller (prevalent throughout Camden).

rocket

 

Unknowns

I saw this in Castlehaven Park, August 2019.

brassica

brassica Castlehaven

 

This was in my back garden, possibly from birdseed, June 2019.

brassica from birdseed

brassica from birdseed

 

 

This is growing next door and I see it over the wall between our gardens but not close enough to examine as closely as I'd like. It comes back every spring and covers the garden. I must pick a sample next year. May 2019