Family Cruciferous (Cabbage) and their characteristics

The Cruciferous (Cabbage) family includes about 3200 plant species.
All plants of this family share common characteristics.

The flowers are of the same structure, with cruciform petals, a calyx of 4 sepals, a corolla of 4 petals, with 6 stamens (2 short and 4 long) and 1 pistil.
Cruciferous flower formula: ✽CH4L4T4 + 2P1.
The inflorescence of cruciferous plants is a brush.
The fruits are pods or pods (i.e. short pods).

Cruciferous leaves are arranged on the stem alternately or collected in a basal rosette.
The root systems are pivotal. Some plants produce roots.

A significant number of species of this family are malicious weeds (shepherd’s purse, field yarok, walker, common rape, wild radish).
Many crucifers are good honey plants, there are medicinal and decorative plants (levkoy, alissum, mattiola, beetroot).
A large number of species are used by humans for food.

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