Clouds in Buffalo, Wyoming

4/29/13

First Plants of Spring Appear in Wyoming plus Wild Blue Mustard!!

Found in a disturbed soil area today on the east flank of the Bighorn Mountains.

Musky scented -- very earthy.

Update:  this is wild blue mustard.  The young leaves are edible in salads and soups.  These plants were found growing right next to the above plants.  They have purplish/deep pink tiny flowers with yellow centers.  The leaves are fleshy and soft to the touch.  The scent of this plant is very mild; like what you'd smell when you sniffed a lambsquarters plant.  The flowers although tiny when squeezed produce a heavenly mild aroma.

Stalk is thick and foilage large and lush on the above wild blue mustard plant.

Full view of these wild blue mustard plants.