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Hill mustard
Bunias orientalis L.

Overview

Appearance
Bunias orientalis is a perennial or biennial plant with a height of 1.6-2.9 ft. (0.5-0.9 m).
Foliage
The lower leaves are with large threecornered edges or sharpedged. Lower leaves pinnate with 1 or 2 pairs of lateral leaflets and a large, clefted (pinnatifid) terminal leaflet, sometimes entire; the upper leaves are entire to pinnatifid and are smaller.
Flowers
The petals are 2 in. (48 mm) long, yellow, entire or truncate.
Fruit
The fruit (a silicula) is less than three times as long as broad and 0.2-0.4 in. (5-10 mm) long, asymmetrically ovoid and covered with small, irregular protuberances.
Ecological Threat
Bunias orientalis it has become a weed of cultivation, occurring on grass fields, roadside verges, and ruderal sites as well as in gardens. From these sites it can invade dry grasslands, especially neglected dry meadows. Solitary specimens to dense stands of Bunias orientalis may also be found along railways, on fallow lands and in floodplain meadows.

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Maps


State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Bunias

Other System Links

Plants: BUOR
Bayer: BUNOR
GRIN: 316931
ITIS: 23067

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs