Special Sub-Topic: Cruciferae: the Plant Behind the Condiment
|Cruciferae is the family of mustard, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. The classification of Cruciferae goes like this: Kingdom:Plantae Phylum: Angiosperms Class: Huronus Order: Capparales Family:Cruciferae|
|What does "Cruciferae" mean in English?|
cross bearer. The petals make a cross, which some say is a sign of Christ on the cross, or the sun.
|According to Culpeper, Brassica oleracea (cabbage) could cure:|
drunkeness. Cabbage is also said to be "sacred to the moon".
|Which cruciferous plant is described here? |
"When daisies pied, and violets blue,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue,
And Lady-smocks all silver-white,
Do paint the meadows with delight"
Cuckoo-buds. Cardamine pratensis, scientifically named in "Love's Labour's Lost".
|Which one of these plants is NOT in the family Cruciferae?|
Celery. Celery belongs to the carrot family (Apiaceae).
|The alternative SCIENTIFIC name for Cruciferae is:|
Brassicaceae. Apiaceae is the carrot family. Protista is one of the kingdoms. Domini as in AD: Anno Domini.
|Another way to say "Isothiocyanates" is: |
Mustard Oil. Isothiocyanates cause allergy flare-ups for many.
|Which is NOT a common name for Cruciferae?|
Lettuce Family. Lettuce is in the family Asteraceae (Sunflower Family). I have seen Cruciferae being cited as all of those other names, most commonly mustard.
|Add mustard and flour, then warm water and you get:|
Mustard Plaster. Mustard plaster is used to treat muscle aches and strains and chest infections. It is applied to the skin to cause irritation to the surface and decrease pain deeper down. Isothiocyanates (mustard oil) creates this irritation. This practice has been used for hundreds of years.
|How many petals do cruciferous plants bear?|
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