Good memory of this spring🌼
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少し前に撮った菜の花畑。 道の駅の隣で綺麗に咲いていました😊
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Field Mustard (2011):
Gathered in the Napa Valley in 2011 in preparation for my exhibition celebrating the Mustard Festival in California’s celebrated Napa Valley. #robertbueltemanstudios #energeticphotogrammetry #colorphotography #photographers #photographypassion #northerncaliforniaphotography #napavalley #fieldmustard #naturephotography

Here is Field Mustard, such a bright fragile~strong plant and a lover of footpaths and rubbish tips. I admire anyone who will take on that challenge! The mustards are a chaotic little family of beings, fiery one might say, and not easy to pin down. Field mustard is a member of the same family as rape and I have just been out in our car park in the dark with a torch trying to work out which of those plants this is! I am fairly sure though that it is mustard as the flowers are too small for rape, aren't in spikes, and it has hairy leaves and tastes hot. I am happy to be corrected though. The plants in these photos were found just down the road from here by the refuse depot and I must say that I found their presence heartening in that somewhat bleak environment. The bees were loving them too.

The mustards were originally treated as members of the small genus, sinapis, which comes from the Greek, 'sinapi' (mustard). However, they are now mostly included in the brassica/cabbage genus. Field Mustard's botanical name is sinapis arvensis ('arvensis' from Latin meaning 'from the field'), but it is also referred to as brassica sinapistrum, just to keep us on our toes. I like that this word is a little like 'sistrum', an ancient percussion instrument mostly associated with Iraq & Egypt with little rings of metal that jangle when shaken. I can imagine this plant doing the same. I especially like though its folkname, Charlock.

Now that we are friends on first name terms I will continue. Charlock produces a profusion of seeds which can germinate even after hundreds of years. Its young leaves are edible & are usually boiled, such as in 18th Century Ireland where it was sold in the streets. It was a common famine food during the Irish Potato Famine between 1845 and 49, even though its over-consumption can upset the stomach. It is clear that this little plant has always been willing to accompany us into the bleakest of places.

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June 7, 2018 🌻🌻🌻

Heracleum lanatum commonly known as Cow Parsnip or Indian Celery is a source of pollen and nectar for honey bees. "Perennial herb [blooms] late May to August [in] general in moist areas [in Oregon]. Of minor value." (Burgett, D. M., Stringer, B. A., & Johnston, L. R. D. (1989). Nectar and Pollen Plants of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest) Also known as pakwânâhtik in Cree. Brassica rapa commonly known as Turnip rape, Field mustard, African mustard, Asian mustard, Pale Cabbage, Wild turnip, Sarson, Bird's rape, Birdsrape mustard, Canola, Field mustard, Rape, or Turnip is a major source of pollen and a okay source of nectar for honey bees. "Produces 25 to 50 lbs of light amber honey in OR." (Lovell, H. B. (1966). Honey Plants Manual) "An important annual crop in India and Pakistan, grown for the oil extracted from its seeds. The flowers are bisexual....The stigma remains fully receptive for 2 days after opening; receptivity then decreases, very few seeds being formed from pollination on the 5th day. Pollen is viable for 7 days. In a yellow-seeded cultivar pollen is shed inwards on the stigma, leading to automatic self-pollination. In other cultivars flowers are self-sterile, and anthers of the (long) stamens shed pollen outwards, away from the stigma. Cross-pollination is essential, and the Indian results quoted showed that 60% increase in seed yield should be obtained by placing hives of honeybees (A. cerana) in the fields. Honeybees collect nectar and pollen from the flowers and sarson is an important honey source...." (Crane, E., & Walker, P. (1984). Pollination Directory for World Crops) Also known as Majroen in Danish; peltokaali in Finnish; colza in French; Rübsen in German; Næpur in Icelandic; Nepe in Norwegian; rova in Swedish; respectively
#Repost @ribeswrench with @get_repost ・・・ Cow Parsnip 🥕 and Field Mustard. Brassica bluffs and Heracleum heights.

Cow Parsnip 🥕 and Field Mustard. Brassica bluffs and Heracleum heights.


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