scale bar = 1cm.
Indian Hedge-mustard - introduced (*Sisymbrium orientale)
Family: Brassiceae (Cabbage family).
Native of southern Europe.
Occurrence: Scattered in this district. Widespread through Australia.
- it is a bushy herb with terminal yellow flowers
- the fruits are long and cylindrical and are held more or less at right angles to the stem
- the fruit have a long (more than 2mm) terminal beak
- the leaves are distinctively lobed.
Similar species: Other yellow flowered members of the cabbage family are common weeds. Hedge
Mustard differs from the some of the cabbage family in that the fruit do not have long (2 mm or more)terminal beaks.
Photos: Indian Hedge Mustard from Market St, Kyneton.
The leaves vary in
shape, and the
fruits are long and