From coast to summit - Cabbage family
Families
Garlic Mustard Mustard flower
Mustard stamensThis is the flower without the petals and sepals. The stamens around the centre can be seen releasing pollen. The pollen lands on the stigma in the middle
Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata has the typical arrangement of the Cabbage family with four petals arranged to make a cross shape like this +
There are 4 sepals below the petals but it is difficult to see the structures inside without taking off the sepals and petals
Pennycress seed pods
The seed pods elongate after fertilisation and take many different shapes, often very long and thin, but sometimes round and flat like Pennycress on the left, or heart-shaped like the Shepherd's Purse on the right.
Shepherd's-purse