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Tower Mustard
 

 

I have to confess that I had not actually heard of Tower Mustard until a feature in the local press alerted me to its presence next to a car park east of Reading. Once I was there its presence was immediately obvious, towering above all the neighbouring plants as its name would suggest.

The flowers are creamy or pale yellow, the upper leaves arrow-shaped, clasping the stem, basal leaves toothed, in a rosette and the seed pods cylindrical.

In flower from late spring to late summer, it is rather local in central and eastern England, prefering dry and often sandy places.

 

 

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