These plants are some of the little things in the ecology.
They are small, unspectacular and grow in abundance.
Yet, it is these diminutive members of the brassicacea that provide the backbone of any ecosystem along with the other little things found there.
Their flowering is a celebration of the common and the everyday, a banner being raised for the floral proletariat.
Here in the Dehesa, they are turning this magnificent landscape a pale shade of yellow and in turn untold numbers of insects have timed their emergence to feast upon this Autumnal nectar.
All around me, fields of shimmering yellow sway to the cadence of the winds and the air is alive with the buzz of insects.
Photo: Brassica species at Los Tornos. courtesy of the author.