Plant ID forum: What is it?

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Aspen7
Sep 1, 2016 9:51 AM CST
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Aspen7
Sep 2, 2016 3:27 AM CST
It grew up in mass from an old vegetable garden. Could it be some kind of lettuce?
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syzone8aUK
Sep 2, 2016 4:46 AM CST
I like those blossoms! Alyssum Lobularia maritima.. right?
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sooby
Sep 2, 2016 4:46 AM CST
Welcome! The flowers don't look like lettuce, the four petals suggest the cabbege/mustard family, Brassicaceae. No inspiration is coming to me right now, hopefully someone will recognize it. I wonder if it is a Chinese vegetable of some kind.

Edited to add, the leaves are wrong for Alyssum, sy.
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Name: sy
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syzone8aUK
Sep 2, 2016 5:29 AM CST
Yes sue your absolutely right! I just assumed that they where two different plants maybe I'm wrong! if you look closely in the blossom pic i think you can see the smaller thinner leaves of alyssum.. again i could be wrong.. probably wrong lol! I hear its often grown with veg for organic pest control..
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 2, 2016 5:38 AM CST
It is similar to alyssum but if you compare close-up pictures of alyssum with the above, the alyssum petals are shorter and more rounded and the flower not as "open". Aspen implied it is all the same plant - what often happens is that the basal leaves of a plant are different from those on a flowering stem, the latter being smaller and narrower. I think that's the case here.
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KentPfeiffer
Sep 2, 2016 5:58 AM CST

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Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

Aspen7
Sep 2, 2016 9:35 AM CST
The flower belongs to the plant.

Aspen7
Sep 2, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Thank you Kent!

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greene
Sep 2, 2016 9:36 AM CST
I'm in agreement with Kent - Horseradish.
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