Common Name

Downy Cress, Oval-podded Cress




Annual forb to 35cm tall.  Leaves in a basal rosette and alternating up the stems, to 9cm long, flat, hairy, edges toothed to entire.  Flowers white or yellow, with 4 petals, in racemes at the tops of the stems which lengthen as the fruiting bodies mature.

Differs from Phlegmatospermum eremaeum in that the plant is upright.

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 pages 329-330

PlantNET description:

Photo of flowers. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Kevin Thiele, near Mt Chambers, SA