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Neslia paniculata
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Scientific classification
N. paniculata
Binomial name
Neslia paniculata
(L.) Desv.

Myagrum paniculatum L.[1]

Neslia paniculata (commonly called ball mustard) is a plant species in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The name comes from the ball-shaped fruits that contain a single seed within an indehiscent fruit coat.[2] It is an annual where the seeds germinate in autumn to winter and grow into a flattened rosette of leaves that develop vertical flowering stems in the spring. These can be up to 1 metre tall. The flowers open in late spring/early summer and the seeds are mature by summer.[3]

It is a native plant of temperate regions of Eurasia.[4] It can also be found in much of the northern and southern regions of the Americas, Australia and also Britain.[5][6] It is considered a weed in many of these regions introduced from agricultural seed and can be a problem in cereal and especially other brassica crops. Its seed pods can contaminate harvests of mustard and rape/canola, even after cleaning. At the other end of the spectrum, within some its original region it has become a threatened or rare arable plant as a consequence of improved agricultural practices.[2]


  1. ^ "Neslia paniculata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Gesch, Russell W.; Necajeva, Jevgenija; Forcella, Frank; Edo-Tena, Eva; Recasens, Jordi; Torra, Joel (March 2019). "Germination and emergence of Neslia paniculata (L.) Desv". Industrial Crops and Products. 129: 455–462. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.12.030.
  3. ^ "Ball mustard". Herbiguide. Herbiguide Pty Ltd. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Neslia paniculata (L.) Desv". Plants of the world online. Royal Botanic Garden Kew Science. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. ^ USDA, NRCS. 2013. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 2 January 2013). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
  6. ^ http://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/index.php?q=node/3944

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