Common name: Native Wintercress
Barbarea grayi Hewson APNI*
Description: Annual or biennial to 90 cm high, erect, robust, glabrous.
Basal leaves with long petiole and terminal ovate lamina, sometimes lobed; lower stem leaves pinnatisect, to 6 pairs of lobes; upper stem leaves simple and ± toothed or lyrate-pinnatisect with 1 pair of lobes.
Petals 5–6 mm long. Siliqua 2–6 cm long, 2–2.5 mm wide; pedicel erect to spreading, 3–6 mm long, less than half as broad as siliqua; seeds with a narrow warty wing. Endemic to southern Alps.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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