Common name: Tower Mustard
Turritis glabra L. APNI*
Description: Biennial 60–120 cm high, erect, ± unbranched or with several stems from rosette, glaucous, sparsely hairy at base with branched and simple hairs, ± glabrous above.
Basal leaves in a rosette, pubescent with stellate hairs, toothed to shallowly pinnatifid, petiolate, not persistent; stem leaves reducing to ± lanceolate, to 10 cm long, sessile, auriculate, glabrous.
Sepals 3.5–5 mm long. Petals 4–6 mm long, pale yellow. Siliqua linear, 3–7 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, 4-angled; pedicel appressed, 7–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in a few localized areas. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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