Aubrieta deltoidea is in the family Brassicaceae. Commonly known as purple rock cress, it is native to Europe. Purple rock cress is a mat forming herbaceous perennial widely cultivated for use in rock gardens and as a groundcover. The showy purple flowers are either solitary or arranged in a loose raceme, and bloom during the early spring.


Tissue culture is a method of clonally propagating a plant of interest. Plant tissues naturally contain meristematic cells which have not yet become organ specific, meaning they can become root, shoot, or leaf cells depending on the environment. By adjusting the ratio of plant hormones in your growth media, namely auxins and cytokinins, you can control what kind of tissue the meristematic cells begin to form. This allows for the generation of multiple new plants from a single cutting, allowing for exponential growth of your plant of interest.

Pictured above are new shoots emerging from cotyledon and leaf cuttings of Stanleya pinnata and Stanleya elata in the family Brassicaceae.

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Brassica juncea is in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. Commonly known as mustard greens, it is used widely in cuisine across the world, with an emphasis of use in middle eastern and Asian dishes. The leaves, stems and seeds of mustard are edible; the leaves and stems are usually sauteed while the seeds are pressed to produce canola oil and brown mustard. Aside from its culinary uses, mustard also has potential for use in phytoremediation, and has been shown to accumulate high levels of heavy metals including lead.


Aurinia saxatilis is in the family Brassicaceae. Commonly known as Yellow Alyssum, it is native to parts of Asia and Europe. This species, like it’s close relatives in the genus Alyssum, are very common cultivated plants used as a groundcover in areas with full sun. Like other members of this family, the flowers are distinguished by multiple features. The traditional name for Brassicaceae is Cruciferae, in reference to the 4-petaled flowers shaped like a cross in a majority of these species. The flowers also have tetradynamous stamens, meaning the flowers have 6 total stamens divided into 4 long ones and 2 short ones.


Arabidopsis thaliana is in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. This species is known as a model organism, meaning it is widely used by scientists as a model for genetic studies in plants. The genome of Arabidopsis is one of the smallest in flowering plants, and was one of the first to be fully sequenced. This species has a short generation time, allowing scientists to plant seeds, grow plants, and harvest new seeds within a couple of months. Arabidopsis is also amenable to genetic modification, giving scientists the ability to introduce genes of interest into the plant to observe their effects. Studies with Arabidopsis have vastly contributed to our understanding of plants and have laid the groundwork for improvement in a number of fields including agriculture and horticulture, molecular biology, and genetics. Follow for more plant facts and photos!

Alyssum desertorum “Desert Madwort” Brassicaceae

Missoula, MT
April 23, 2015
Robert Niese

Desert Madwort is a common weed east of the Cascades. Although it is an invasive plant (native to Eurasia), the madwort has been incorporated into the diets of many important PNW species. For example, Pronghorn Antelope consume large quantities of madwort in the winter when other food is scarce. And harvester ants have been known to collect copious quantities of madwort seeds in the fall, and will sometimes collect every single seed that was dropped in a given season.

Cakile maritima
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Genus: Cakile
Species: C. maritima
Common Name: Sea Rocket
Location: NT516859
Habitat: As the name suggests this plant usually grows next to the sea. Most often found at the top of the beach where grasses such as Marram (Ammophila arenaria) and Sea Lyme (Leymus arenarius) begin to pop up.
Collector: Ewan Cole
Authority: Scop.


mình ghét mấy đứa học giỏi :((

cái bọn ko biết đùa là gì :((

đang ngồi học chợt nghĩ, nếu vẫn còn sống cho đến khi ra trường,sẽ đi phượt từ bắc vào nam, viết cho xong cái truyện lịch sử đang viết, ngủ chán chê bao giờ ko ngủ nổi nữa thì thôi, xong rồi mới tính chuyện đi làm.

bố mẹ mình mà nghe cái dự định này xong chắc tăng huyết áp mất, haha.

Năm mình 17 tuổi có viết 1 bức thư gửi cho mình năm 27 tuổi.

trong đó có viết: “nhất định 10 năm sau phải nói với Huyền là mi ơi tau yêu mi lắm.

thế mà chưa đủ 5 năm thì 2 đứa đã xem nhau là người lạ rồi, haha.

hồi đó cũng viết 1 câu đại loại: "10 năm sau mà được làm vợ của Dũng thì tốt quá”

giờ thì mới nghĩ thế thôi đã thấy =))))))))) lắm rồi =))

Chỉ nhớ mang máng cái thư như thế, còn lại đại ý các thứ quên gần hết.

10 năm nữa mà đọc bức thư kia chắc cười phát khóc mất.

Just take  a moment and look at the tiny ass broccoli I grew. You don’t need dwarfing varieties to grow dwarf sized broccoli, cramming to many plants into to little space does the trick as well, if not better.

Alliaria petiolata
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Genus: Alliaria
Species: A. petiolata 
Common Name:  Garlic Mustard
Location: NT055671 and NT252753
Habitat: This common plant flowers at the end of April and is a common sight along streams and rivers. Species commonly close by include Myosotis scorpioides, Urtica dioica and Pentaglottis sempervirens.
Authority: (M.Bieb.) Cavara & Grande