Fl. Australia 8: 390 (1982) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Annual or biennial, to 90 cm high, erect, robust, glabrous. Basal leaves with long petioles, and terminal ovate lamina, sometimes with 1 pair of lateral lobes, thickish; lower stem leaves with up to 6 pairs of lateral lobes; upper stem leaves simple or with 1 pair of lateral lobes, margins scalloped or toothed. Sepals 3–3.5 mm long; petals 5–6.5 mm long. Fruit more or less erect, linear, 2–6 cm long (including style), 2–2.5 mm wide; style 0.5–1 mm long; pedicels erect to spreading, 3–7 mm long, c. 1 mm diam.; seed with a narrow tuberculate wing. Flowers summer.
HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Grows in damp areas near high-altitude streams, but rather rare, perhaps depleted through high-country grazing.
This mainland Australian species has been reported from Victoria under two incorrect names: Barbarea grayi differs from the Tasmanian endemic B. australis in having a more crowded inflorescence (c. 2 fruits per cm) and winged seeds, and from B. vulgaris, a European species naturalised in New Zealand, in having a style 1 mm long or less.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|