Consp. Pl. Chark. 8 (1859) APNI
Annual. Taproot relatively slight. Stems almost erect, to 1 m high, herbaceous, branched, glabrous. Leaves glaucous; basal leaves to 20 cm long, petiolate, deeply lobed, with a large terminal lobe and 1 or 2 smaller lateral ones, sparsely bristly; upper leaves shortly petiolate, smaller, oblong, oblanceolate or lanceolate; margins toothed or entire, glabrous. Inflorescence with open flowers equalling buds, elongating with age. Sepals inclined, 4–5 mm long; petals 7–9 mm long, pale yellow; stamens erect; ovary sessile. Fruit erect-ascending, 2–6 cm long (including beak), 2–4 mm wide; valves constricted between seeds, midrib prominent, lateral veins forming network; beak narrower than stigma, 4–12 mm long, seedless; pedicel 5–14 mm long; seeds 1–3 mm diam., yellow, brown or grey. Flowers autumn.
*GipP, *Gold, *MuM, *OtP, *VVP, *Wim. Naturalised all States except ACT. Probably derived from a hybrid between Brassica rapa and B. nigra, possibly originating independently in both eastern Africa and Asia. Weed of agricultural land in Australia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|