Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wasabia 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.

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