Stirp. Austr. fasc., edn 1, 1: 17 (1762) APNI
Annual herbs to 80 cm high, simple or branched, glabrous or with sparse, minute branched hairs. Cauline leaves lanceolate to narrowly oblong, mostly 2–7(–9) cm long, 2–10 mm wide; margins usually entire. Inflorescence a dense raceme; pedicles ascending, up to 25 mm long. Sepals 2–3(–4) mm long; petals yellow, 4–5.5 mm long; filaments 1.5–3 mm long. Fruit pyriform or broadly obovoid, 7–9(–13) mm long, 4–5 mm wide; valves with prominent mindvein; style 1–2.5 mm long. Seeds 1.5–3 mm long. Flowers and fruits Sep.–Nov.
Naturalised in WA, SA, Tas. A native of eastern Europe and western Asia which has spread world-wide as a crop-weed, with distinctive inverted, pear-shaped fruits. Although reported occasionally from agricultural land, there is no evidence to suggest that it has become naturalised in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||extinct||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||extinct||introduced|
|New South Wales|