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London Rocket - introduced (*Sisymbrium irio)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage family).
Native of Europe.
Occurrence: Uncommon in Central Victoria. It is more abundant in the Mallee.
- the flowers have four yellow petals
- the leaves are not in a basal rosette
- the leaves are dissected into deep lobes, and the leaf margins are toothed
- the leaves are smaller towards the top of the plant
- the fruit are slender and curved
- the fruit do not have a terminal beak
- each side of the fruit has a prominent central vein and two fainter veins.
Similar species. The absence of a beak on the fruit, the narrow
curved fruit helps distinguish London Rocket from other yellow-flowered
members of the cabbage family.