Flowers. Photo: Valter Jacinto, Portugal

Fruiting bodies. Photo: Valter Jacinto, Portugal

Plant. Unknown photographer, Wikimedia, Netherlands

Basal leaf. Photo: Luigi Rignanese, Italy

Stem leaf. Photo: Luigi Rignanese, Italy

Common Name

Turnip Weed, Giant Mustard, Short-fruited Wild Turnip, Wild Turnip




Introduced annual or biennial forb to more than 1m tall. Leaves basal and alternating up the stems, to 25cm long, flat, sometimes bristly. Basal leaves dissected, upper leaves smaller, toothed. Flowers with 4 yellow petals with darker veins, in groups at the tops of the stems.

Description (page 330) and photo (page 331) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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