One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wasabia japonica....my sinuses could use a good shot right now
The Wasabi is flowering in the cool Polyhouse this week. Wasabi is not horseradish though both are in the Mustard family and the roots are the functional organ of both. If you look at the rightmost flower (click on it to enlarge it) you can see the beginnings of the silique, an oddly derived capsule characteristic of the Brassicaceae.