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Brassicaceae, formerly known as Cruciferae, is a large family of plants that includes mustards, cabbages, and numerous other species, including both garden plants and weeds. Members of the family share the distinguishing characteristic of the cross-shaped flowers, which give them their common group name, the crucifers.

Most plants in the family are edible, though most species are so astringent as to be unpalatable to most tastes.

Genera treated

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  • Alliaria