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Sisymbrium officinale

Brassicaceae (mustard, or cabbage family) » Sisymbrium officinale


sis-SIM-bree-um -- ancient Greek name for some plant of the mustard family

oh-fiss-ih-NAH-lee -- meaning, official (used in pharmacological sense)


commonly known as: hedge mustard, oriental mustard, tumble mustard, wild mustard • Chinese: 钻果大蒜芥 zuan guo da suan jie • Finnish: pernaruoho, rohtopernaruoho • French: herbe aux chantres, tortelle • German: hederichkraut, wegrauke, wilder senf • Italian: erba cornacchia irida, erisimo • Japanese: kakine garashi • Spanish: erísimo oficinal, hierba de los cantores • Swedish: apotekskrasse, vägsenap


Native to: most of Europe, North Africa, western Asia, Siberia; naturalized elsewhere


References: NPGS / GRINeFloraPFAFM.M.P.N.D.

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Taken on June 2, 2008