Common name: White Mustard
Sinapis alba L. APNI*
Description: Stems 30–80 cm high, glabrous or bristly.
All leaves petiolate, pinnately lobed; basal leaves to 15 cm long, usually bristly.
Siliqua 20–40 mm long, 3–4 mm wide; beak 10–30 mm long, attenuate, strongly compressed, sabre-like, at least as long as the valves, with less than 8, often 6 pale brown seeds; valves usually bristly; pedicel 8–15 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of cultivation. Native of Medit. & W Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *ST, *CWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Tas.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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