Brassica nigra, Sinapis nigra, Black mustard, Shortpod mustard,
Hebrew: כרוב שחור, Arabic: البراسيكا السوداء
|| ||Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J.Koch|
|| ||Sinapis nigra L.|
|| ||Black mustard, Shortpod mustard|
|| ||כרוב שחור|
|| ||البراسيكا السوداء|
|| ||Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליביפ|
|| ||60 cm tall; usually glabrous and glaucous; sometimes they have scattered stiff hairs toward the base|
|| ||Alternate, rosette, dissected, dentate or serrate|
|| ||Hermaphrodite, yellow|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Siliqua appressed to stem; reddish to dark brown; broadly oblong or slightly flattened; thick raised reticulations, glossy concave interspaces, and minute stipples|
|| ||April, May, June, July|
|| ||Batha, Phrygana|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Brassica, the classical Latin name for cabbage.
The Romans are the first to be credited with making mustard in the way we know it today. They mixed the ground seeds with grape juice; the word "mustard" derives from mustum, "grape must," and ardens, "burning," mustum ardens- hence "must ard".
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- The standard author abbreviation W.D.J.Koch is used to indicate Wilhelm Daniel Joseph Koch (1771-1849), a German physician and botanist.
- Matthew 13:31–32
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.
- Matthew 17:20
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
- Mark 4:30
[ The Parable of the Mustard Seed ] Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?
- Mark 4:31
It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.
- Luke 13:18
[ The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast ] Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
- Luke 13:19
It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
- Luke 17:6
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.