(8.3) FLORA and FAUNA - Wild Mustard Greens of the Ocklawaha River, Florida

Wild Mustard Greens of the Ocklawaha River, Florida

Wild Edibles of the Ocklawaha River Floodplain Swamp
Black Mustard
Brassica nigra


An Information, Opinion, Photos, & Sources Report

Compiled by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca

With the assistance of A Cruising Down the River Captain Erika Ritter

Created:  21 February 2014

Last Revised:  29 May 2015




INTRODUCTION


Wild mustard plants (Black mustard, Brassica nigra) showing-off their bright yellow flowers are very plentiful during certain times of the year growing luxuriantly from the rich soils of the natural Ocklawaha River floodplain swamps between Sharpes Ferry Bridge and Eureka Lock & Dam. A fresh salad or a mess of cooked greens can be made from the leaves of the wild mustard. The flowers and tender stems seem to be edible also. Online searching should reveal more information about collecting and eating parts of the black mustard plant.




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Wild Black Mustard plant growing in the Ocklawaha River Floodplain Swamp
Photo by Capt. Erika Ritter


Wild Black Mustard plants growing in the Ocklawaha River Floodplain Swamp
Photo by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca


Wild Black Mustard plants growing in the Ocklawaha River Floodplain Swamp
Photo by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca




INFORMATIONAL LINKS






REFERENCE AS:  Nosca, P. 2015. "Wild mustard greens of the Ocklawaha River, Florida" webpage report. "Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca reports" website. Paul Nosca, Eureka, FL.
https://sites.google.com/site/ocklawahamanpaulnoscareports/wild-mustard-greens-of-the-ocklawaha-river-florida

 

 

Email: ocklawahaman1@gmail.com

 

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