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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Brassica elongata

Citation: Ehrh., Beitr. Naturk. 7:159 (1792).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Herb, biennial or perennial, erect, to 1 m tall; leaves fleshy, glaucous, hispid, petiolate, elliptic in outline, sinuate or shallowly pinnatifid, reducing towards the apex.

Inflorescence a concave corymb; sepals erect, 3-5 mm long; petals 6-10 mm long, pale-yellow.

Siliqua obliquely erect, 1-4 cm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, gynophore 0.5-4 mm long; beak seedless, tapering, 0.5-2 mm long; seeds 6-8 per locule, ovoid, 1-1.5 mm wide.

image of FSA1_Brassica_elo.jpg Brassica elongata
Image source: fig 209h in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Hegi (1962) Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa 4, 1:fig. 255.

Distribution:  An occasional weed of disturbed soils.

S.Aust.: NL, MU.   Native to Europe and Asia.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


SA Distribution Map based
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