Common Name

River Cress, Dwarf Bitter-cress




Annual forb, to 30cm tall or sprawling. Leaves to 6cm long, hairless, deeply divided, the segments toothed. Flowers white, with 4 petals, in small groups at the ends of the stems, which elongate as the fruiting bodies mature. Rare Vic.

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 331

PlantNET description:

Image of dried plants. © copyright of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Plants from Gulf of Carpentaria, collected by F von Mueller (1835)