Common Name

Warty Peppercress




Annual forb to 30cm tall.  Leaves basal and alternating up the stems, to 10cm long, linear to flat, hairless, dissected to toothed.  Stem leaves with ointed or rounded basal lobes.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), with 0 petals, in racemes which elongate as the fruiting bodies mature, at the tops of the stems.  Poorly known Vic.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 328

PlantNET description with line drawings and photo of dried plants:

Dried specimens © copyright of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Plant on left collected Crystal Creek (SA?) by F von Mueller (1851), right plant collected by Dr Wheeler between Stokes Range and Cooper Creek, SA (before 1867).