Flowers. Photo: Stickpen, California, USA

Flower. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Wild Turnip, Mediterranean Turnip, Long-fruited Wild Turnip




Introduced annual forb to 60cm tall.  Leaves basal and alternating up the stems, 6-30cm long, flat, bristly, deeply lobed. Stem leaves reducing to linear.  Flowers pale yellow fading to white, with 4 petals, in open groups at the tops of the stems.

Description and photo of flowering plant in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 319-20

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