L., Sp. Pl. 644 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Garden cress.
Annual herbs, erect, unbranched, 20-40 cm tall, glabrous; basal leaves bi- to tripinnatisect; cauline leaves reducing to linear, hairy with aciculiform hairs.
Sepals 1-1.5 mm long; petals 2-3 mm long, white or pink; stamens 6.
Silicula broad-ovate, 5-6 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, glabrous, winged with narrow wings in the upper half, forming a shallow notch; pedicels ascending to erect, 3-5 mm long; seeds ovoid, 2-3 mm long; cotyledons 3-fid.
Introduced as a weed of flax crops.
S.Aust.: NL, SL, SE. Qld; Vic.; Tas. Probably native to North Africa and western Asia.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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