L., Sp. Pl. 449 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: White mignonette.
Annual or rarely perennial, to 70 cm high; stems leafy, glabrous or with a few deltoid papillae, ribbed (ribbing continuous into the midvein of the leaf); leaves 3-19-lobed, lateral lobes alternate to almost opposite, terminal lobe usually longer; upper leaves smaller.
Sepals 5, persistent, lanceolate, scabrous or papillose near the base, margin more or less hyaline; petals 5, white-cream, usually longer than the sepals, obovate-cuneate, variously incised to more or less half the length of the petal, central lobe usually longer than the laterals; stamens 10, filaments persistent.
Capsule 4-toothed, 4-angled; seeds 1.25-1.5 mm long, dull, granular.
||Reseda alba leaf, petal, fruit and seed.
Image source: fig 224a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Zohary (1966) Flora Palaestina 1 (plates):483.
S.Aust.: SL, SE. W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas. Native in the Mediterranean; naturalised world-wide in temperate and subtropical areas.
Flowering time: Aug. — Feb.
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