Common name: Penny Cress
Thlaspi arvense L. APNI*
Description: Herb 10–60 cm high, erect, simple or branched, glabrous, somewhat foetid.
Basal leaves petiolate, obovate or oblanceolate, c. 5 cm long, ± toothed; stem leaves reducing, auriculate.
Sepals c. 2 mm long. Petals 3–4 mm long, white. Silicula circular, c. 10 mm diam., valves strongly compressed, winged; wings widening towards apex forming deep notch.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of waste places. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NT
Other Australian states: *Vic. *N.T.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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