Common Name

Hairy-pod Cress; May Smocks




Annual forb to 30cm tall.  Leaves clustered at the base of the plant and alternating up the stems, to 10cm long, to 20mm wide, toothed to lobed, flat, hairy.  Flowers white, sometimes pink or mauve, with 4 petals, initially in dense clusters which elongate into racemes at the tops of the stems. 

Differs from Harmsiodoxa brevipes var. brevipes in that petals are 3.6-6mm long, and the stalks of the fruiting bodies are slender and to 13mm long.

Differs from Harmsiodoxa puberula in that the hairs on the fruiting bodies are shorter at the stem end than the hairs at the far end (may be visible with a hand lens).

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 324

PlantNET description:

Flowers and leaves. Photographer Richard Hartland, Terrick Terrick, Vic