L., Sp. Pl. 669 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Wild radish, jointed charlock.
Annual herbs, slender, erect, simple or branched, 15-50 (rarely to 150) cm tall, scabrous with spreading or reflexed bristles; lower leaves lyrate-pinnatifid, 15-20 cm long; upper leaves reducing.
Sepals erect, 5-10 mm long; petals 12-20 mm long, white or yellow, usually dark-veined.
Siliqua 2-9 cm long; 3-4 (rarely to 6)mm wide; beak slender-conical, 10-30 mm long; valves constricted between the 3-8 seeds, ribbed, articulating at the constrictions; seeds globose, 1.5-4 mm wide.
Image source: fig 220b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Burbidge & Gray (1970) Flora of the A.C.T., fig. 171; Hewson (1982) Fl. Aust. 8:fig. 47C-E; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 330.
Grows as an uncommon weed of cultivation.
S.Aust.: LE, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Perhaps native to the Mediterranean.
Flowering time: mainly Oct. — Feb.
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