Plants of the Castlemaine District

Sand Rocket - introduced (*Diplotaxis tenuifolia)

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Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage family).

Native of Europe and the Middle East.

Occurrence: A widespread and common weed, particularly on roadsides and waste places.


It is a declared noxious weed and is Regionally Controlled in parts of Victoria. The crushed leaves have an unpleasant smell.

Photos: 1. Sand Rocket. The yellow flowers with 4 petals, the spreading fruit with a short beak, and thedivided leaves help identify this plant. Castlemaine.

img img 2. Sand Rocket, Forest Street railway bridge, Castlemaine. 3. Griffiths island.
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