I was first exposed to the great diversity within Brassicaceae while in Turkey in 2012. Pictured above (center) is a specimen of Coluteocarpus vesicaria (L.) Holmboe, which is an interesting plant by all accounts. Its large inflated fruits appear alien on this steep slope in Eastern Turkey. Also visible is Aethionema sp. (center right), which has phylogenetic and evolutionary importance; the tribe Aethionemeae is sister to the rest of Brassicaceae.