Plants of the Castlemaine District
Buchan Weed - introduced (*Hirschfeldia incana)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage family).
Other names: Hoary Mustard [incana means hoary.]
Native of the Mediterranean region.
- it has lobed leaves with the central lobe the largest
- the fruit are pressed against the stems
- the ripe fruit have a terminal beak which is swollen and usually contains a seed.
Image: Herbarium specimen. Maude.