On Mustard

“The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.  Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the branches thereof.”

– Jesus Christ, Gospel of Matthew 13:31-32

MustardFamily: Cruciferae (the Cross-bearers family)
Genus: Brasica  (From the Latin brassica used by Pliny the Elder, derived from bresic, the Celtic word for cabbage)
Species: alba, nigra, juncea (white, black and bulrush-like in Latin)

For thousands of years,

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