The first ten are done!!! If you’ve been following me for a while you probably know about my states project; creating state motifs using their respective birds, flowers, and mottos. I’ve still got 40 more to go, but I’m really excited to see how they turn out!
The states I’ve done so far in order of completion: Illinois, Michigan, California, Wisconsin, Indiana, Colorado, Oregon, Ohio, Connecticut, and New Mexico.
Brassica juncea is in the family Brassicaceae. Commonly known as Indian Mustard, it is a leafy green vegetable cultivated across the world, especially in parts of Asia such as China and India. The many varieties of Indian Mustard are grown for a myriad of different used. B. juncea var. juncea is one of the sources of canola oil and mustard oil, while cultivars such as var. integrifolia and var. tatsai are grown for their edible leaves and stems in traditional cuisines. Indian Mustard is also widely used to extract toxic elements from the soil, such as cadmium and lead in a process known as phytoremediation which is used to clean up contaminated sites.