West Highland Flora

Hedge Mustard


Sisymbrium officinale

 

Sisymbrium officinale

Photo Carl Farmer
30 June 2003 Portree, Skye

Occasional, on much-disturbed waste ground.  Not nearly as common as in most other parts of the country.

Flower diameter c 2.5-3.5 mm.  Pods c 10-15 mm

ID: Yellow flowers less than 4 mm across, pods appressed, leaves a normal green, not dark green like Wintercress.

Other features: Annual or sometimes biennial, quickly becoming a large bushy plant under favourable conditions.  Long curving infloresence-branches with pods rigidly appressed along their length are very distinctive.  Pods on short stalks almost as wide as themselves.  Leaves with a large end lobe and smaller side lobes. 

 

Sisymbrium officinale

Photo Carl Farmer
(27 May 2003 Inverness)

  Sisymbrium officinale

Photo Carl Farmer
(27 May 2003 Inverness)

 

Sisymbrium officinale

Photo Carl Farmer
30 June 2003 Portree, Skye

  Sisymbrium officinale

Photo Carl Farmer
(6 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)


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