in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew, edn 2, 4: 88 (1812) APNI
Annual or biennial herb, 20–60 cm high, covered with dense, spreading, simple hairs; stems erect. Basal leaves sessile or petiolate, ovate to obovate, to 7 cm long, entire or toothed, sometimes slightly lobed, non-persistent; stem leaves clasping, narrowly triangular to linear-lanceolate, to 4 cm long, entire or toothed, basal auricles prominent and acute. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals c. 1.5 mm long; petals c. 2 mm long, clawed, white; stamens 6. Fruit broadly ovate, 5–6 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, broadly winged, notched at apex, valves densely papillose; style c. 0.5 mm long, shorter than or slightly exceeding valves; pedicels c. 5 mm long, pubescent. Flowers spring–summer.
*GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *MuM, *VVP. Also naturalised NSW, Tas. Native to Europe. Occasional weed of roadside and crops.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|