Rapistrum rugosum

Common Name:  Annual Bastardcabbage

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flowers and fruits flower--do you see a cross?  The older name for Brassicaceae is Cruciferae, meaning "cross-bearing", because the petals of most species in the family are arranged in a cross-like shape.
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fruits (silicles) stem leaves in Spring
habit--like many members of the mustard family, Rapistrum rugosum is an annual