Common name: Hairy Brassica, Buchan Weed
Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagr.-Foss. APNI*
Description: Annual or biennial herb to 1 m high, erect.
Lower leaves mostly 10–20 cm long, lyrate-pinnatisect, terminal lobe ovate, toothed, petiolate; upper leaves reducing, oblanceolate, toothed, sessile.
Sepals 3–4 mm long. Petals 6–8 mm long, yellow, often purple-veined. Siliqua 7–17 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, erect, pedicel thick, 2–4 mm long; beak 1- or 2-seeded, thick and swollen, 3–6 mm long; valves glabrous or hairy, 3-veined.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of disturbed soil. Native of Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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