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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Lepidium perfoliatum

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 643 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annual or biennial herbs, erect, 20-40 cm tall, hairy with sparse setulose hairs; leaves markedly dimorphic with basal leaves bi- to tripinnate and cauline leaves broad-ovate to cordate, auriculate with overlapping lobes.

Sepals spreading, c. 1 mm long; petals c. 1.5 mm long, yellow; stamens 6.

Silicula broad-elliptic, 3-4 mm wide, slightly winged in the upper half to form a slight notch; seeds ovoid, 1.7-2 mm long, compressed.

image of FSA1_Lepidium_per.jpg Lepidium perfoliatum
Image source: fig 216e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Weed of doubtful establishment near settlement.

S.Aust.: SL.   W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.   Native to Eurasia; naturalised in many parts of the world.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Sept. (2 records).


SA Distribution Map based
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