Common name: Hedge Mustard
Sisymbrium officinale (L.) Scop. APNI*
Description: Annual or biennial herb to 90 cm high, erect, scabrous with reflexed hairs.
Basal leaves to 10 cm long, pinnatisect with 3–5 pairs of toothed lobes, petiolate.
Inflorescence without bracts. Sepals c. 2 mm long. Petals 2–4 mm long, yellow to pale yellow. Style < 1 mm long. Siliqua conical, 1–2 cm long, 2 mm wide at base, straight; pedicel stout, erect or at least closely appressed to stem, 1–2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Common, widespread weed. Native of Eur., W Asia & N Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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