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Genus Descurainia Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs.

Flowers in dense racemes. Sepals equal, erect or spreading. Petals reduced or absent.

Siliqua dehiscent; valves with a distinct midvein; seeds in 1 row per loculus, mucilaginous when wet.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 55 species, America, Eurasia, southern Africa. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Descurainia sophia

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