Brassica juncea var. juncea
Indian mustard, brown mustard, mizuna
The salad vegetable known as Mizuna has been named as Brassica rapa subsp. nipposinica (L.H.Bailey) Hanelt
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
The form known as Mizuna occurs with green or red foliage.
Self-establishes freely from seed
S. & E. Asia. The form long known as Brassica japonica (vernacular: Mizuna) is included here in B. juncea, in line with the taxonomic treatment offered in the Flora Chinensis Vol. 8.
Reason for introduction
vegetable, salad green
brassica: From the Latin brassica used by Pliny the Elder, derived from the Celtic bresic, the name for cabbage.