Hedge Mustard
Sisymbrium officinale

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sisymbrium (sis-SIM-bree-um) (Info)
Species: officinale (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-lee) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Plainfield, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 10, 2009, Nick1 from Plainfield, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted (Zone 6B, Central NJ) these a few years ago from seed. Not a bad looking plant, but spreads rapidly.

Is used in herbal medicine (diuretic, expectorant, laxative). The leaves can also be eaten.

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On Feb 18, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A hairy plant with most of the leaves in the lower half and branches in the upper part ending in racemes of small yellow flowers.

Found along roadsides, in fields and vacant lots throughout Canada and the US in the West. Most frequently west of the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada.