Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Today's wildflower is a new one for me.  I may have seen it before but never paid attention to it until this year thinking it was something else.  I have a bunch of this growing on our newer land and it is rather lovely.  The name makes no sense though as the flowers are pink but it is called Blue Mustard.  It is also known as a Crossflower.  It's an annual herb in the Mustard family and is known to have a strong scent that is not pleasant (I did not notice this).  If cows eat it, it can make the milk taste bad.
This has now been added to the Wildflowers by Color pages on both the Pink and the Purple because it can have a lavender tint as well.

The Bloom close up:

A full view of the plant: