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Recent Examples on the Web Bay Area wildflowers: California poppies are blooming on the foothills of Mount Diablo, with wild mustard on the coast. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "After a dry month, recreation outlooks range from good to bad to ugly," 1 Mar. 2020 Park rangers, interpretive guides and specialists provide reports on the best sightings: drifts of wild mustard in the foothills and along the coastal hills near Half Moon Bay, bright orange California poppies and fiddlenecks. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Northern California hot spots for spring wildflowers," 12 Apr. 2018 Mount Diablo: The Briones-to-Mount Diablo Trail features pockets with eye-popping rafts of wild mustard, along with occasional explosions of California poppies. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Northern California hot spots for spring wildflowers," 12 Apr. 2018 On the San Mateo County coast, rafts of wild mustard were the first to ignite in color, as is the standard, on the flats from Montara toward San Gregorio. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tom Stienstra: ‘Perfect storm’ set to ignite spring wildflowers," 19 Mar. 2018 The restaurant has been around for three decades, and is named for the wild mustard flowers that bloom in the area vineyards. Amy Dewall Dadmun, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Change it up with lamb burgers on greens," 16 Sep. 2017

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circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Wild mustard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20mustard. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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