The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Botany picture #51: Cardamine pratensis
Cardamine pratensis (Brassicaceae), Germany, 2008. I am not overly fond of Brassicaceae. Although the family is economically very useful - cabbage, broccoli, rapeseed, radish) - and provides with Arabidopsis thaliana the most important model organism from the plant kingdom, their flowers are pretty boring, and they are one of those families that are generally hard to identify without fruits. In addition I unfortunately hate cabbage with the exception of red kraut. The spring flowering species above I always found quite attractive though.