Common name: Twiggy Turnip
Brassica fruticulosa Cirillo APNI*
Description: Biennial or perennial, usually glabrous, often glaucescent, erect, to 50 cm high.
Basal leaves to 15 cm long, lyrate-pinnatisect with 2 or 3 pairs of ± rounded lobes, sparsely bristly; upper leaves reducing to linear, ± entire, ± petiolate.
Inflorescence elongating from concave corymb. Petals c. 10 mm long, pale yellow fading to white. Siliqua 2–4 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, midvein not prominent, ± constricted between seeds; beak 2–7 mm long, with 0–2 seeds; pedicel fine, 10–20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Occasionally a weed of disturbed soil. Native of S Eur. & N Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *NWP
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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