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Lepidium perfoliatum L.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium perfoliatum L. APNI*

Description: Annual or biennial weed with erect stems 20–40 cm high, sparsely covered with simple, bristly hairs.

Basal leaves to 10 cm long, 2–3-pinnate, pubescent; stem leaves reducing to sessile, broad-ovate, 4–15 mm long and wide, entire, auriculate with overlapping lobes, glabrous.

Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals c. 1 mm long, pink. Petals 1.5 mm long, yellow. Stamens 6. Silicula broad-elliptic, 3–4 mm diam., wings very narrow above, notch shallow; pedicel spreading, 8–10 mm long, ± glabrous.


Distribution and occurrence: Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Qld *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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