Sisymbrium orientale

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Taxonomy
Kingdom:
Plantae
Phylum:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Capparales
Family:
Brassicaceae
Genus:
Sisymbrium
Species:
S. orientale
Scientific Name
Sisymbrium orientale
L.
Common Names
oriental mustard, Indian hedgemustard

Overview

Appearance
Sisymbrium orientale is an annual herb. It is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names Indian hedgemustard and Eastern rocket.
Foliage
Oriental mustard produces a hairy, branching stem up to about 11.8 in. (30 cm) tall. The basal leaves are divided into deep lobes or toothed leaflets. Leaves higher on the stem have lance-shaped blades with small separate lobes near the base.
Flowers
The top of the stem is occupied by a raceme (is a inflorescence that is unbranched and indeterminate and bears pedicellate flowers) of flowers with light yellow petals each measuring up to a centimeter long.
Fruit
The fruit is a silique which can be up to 3.9 in. (10 cm) long.
Ecological Threat
Sisymbrium orientale infests roadsides, ditches and fields. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

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