Common Name

Earth Cress




Prostrate annual forb, stemless, or with horizontal radiating branching stems.  Leaves crowded, 3-20cm long, flat, hairy, margins lobed to toothed, with rounded tips.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), white, with 4 petals, in few-flowered groups the stems of which arise from the base of the plant or from the bases of the leaves. 

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 323

PlantNET description:

Dried specimens. © copyright of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, collected WA by J Drummond (1859)