Latin name: Brassica nigra (L.) Koch
Pronunciation: BRAS-i-ka NYE-gra
Common name: Black mustard
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Habitat: Meadows and disturbed areas, along roadsides and trails, and on dry grassy hillsides and is abundant below 4500' (mostly lower) in much of the California Floristic Province, naturalized from Europe
Blooming period: April to September
Name derivations: 1) Brassica 2) nigra