Family, Mustard. Color, purplish. Sepals and petals, 4, open and spreading. Stamens, 6. Pod, short, thick, 2-jointed, each half containing 1 seed; the lower joint round; upper, when ripe, 4-angled, beaked. Stem, 8 to 14 inches high. Leaves, alternate, obovate, broader at apex, with toothed and wavy margin, fleshy. July to September.

Not pretty. A fleshy plant with large display of foliage and small flowers. Growing in thick masses along the coast and the shores of the Great Lakes.