I figured it was some sort of brassica but the flower looks unique.
Anyone else have an idea?
It came from a packet of aromatic herbs. I don't know of any aromatic
brassicas. Maybe it was just the sweepings off the floor :-)
I agree that it looks like some kind of brassica.
You can investigate more species with several interactive weed
identification references that allow you to select by plant features.
Over 200 weed and plant identification references are listed by region
at the World of Weeds at www.ergonica.com.
Know your weeds to control your weeds. www.ergonica.com
Although useful, that ergonica.com is a rather obnoxious site using the
top half of the screen for their banner making it difficult to navigate.
They did have some useful links however. I was searching and searching
for a weed id tool and they had a link to it at:
I agree about ergonica and it made my eyes roll. I found this
http://www.colby.edu/info.tech/BI211/PlantFamilyID.html which is
similar to weedid and it made my eyes roll too.
But let's not be too hastey. It might not be a weed :-) Ok it isn't an
aromatic but let's give it a chance. I will take a better pic tomorrow.
One thing I did read somewhere, the leaves aren't so important but a
plant can be identified from the flower alone.
It makes me think that image recognition software should be able to do
it easily. Post a pic of a flower from 2 angles and it should be able
to pin it down in a split second (any students looking for a graduate
project?) They expect us to believe that we will be secure from
terrorism when they put all of our almost identical faces into a
computer and they can't even identify a plant from it's flower :-)
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