Brassicaceae Family:

Brassicaceae Burnett


The plant family Brassicaceae was named and described by Gilbert Thomas Burnett in Outlines of Botany in 1835.

As of 3-3-21 when I last updated this page, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 343 genera in this family. This family is commonly known as the cabbage family and includes cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustards, turnips, and so on. It also includes the Alyssum genus. That number could change as updates are made (and likely will).

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. You can click on the plant’s name in the caption that will take you to their own pages.


Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish) on 5-5-19, #566-6.

The Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish) doesn’t have a page yet…


Strange but true, Hesperis matronalis (Dame’s Rocket) is in the plant family Brassicaceae. It looks like several species of Phlox which are in the plant family Polemoniaceae

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