Radish Flowers

While at a pumpkin patch this weekend in Vancouver, Washington, I couldn’t help but notice several types of similar flowers growing throughout the fields. I took a couple quick photos, but the wind and rain prevented me from taking any more.

The main difference between the varieties was the color. Some were pure white. Others were white with purple veins. Another variety faded from white to purple as it neared the tip. There were also some in pastel yellow, and others with bright yellow petals.

Despite the color differences, all the flowers had four petals in an identical cruciform shape.

I found out that they were all radish flowers. As I understand it, the yellow color is the result of cross pollination with mustard flowers.

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