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Other Wildflower or HerbLepidium africanum

Unnamed at Hughes Garran Woodland

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Lepidium africanum at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jun 2017
Lepidium africanum at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jun 2017
Lepidium africanum at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jun 2017
Lepidium africanum at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jun 2017

Identification history

Other Wildflower or Herb Lepidium africanum 21 Jun 2017 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower or Herb Lepidium africanum 20 Jun 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 12 Jun 2017 ruthkerruish

Author's notes

Difficult to photograph in the field. Very light weight stems but tough roots. Have found flowering plants. Seems to fit Lepidium africanum but?

6 comments

   12 Jun 2017
It is a Lepidium. One of the weed people may recognise it on sight. Keying it out starts with knowledge of the number of stamens unfortunately.
   14 Jun 2017
Some of the Lepidium spp. are nasty weeds - it seems we may have to wait the next flowering.
   20 Jun 2017
Leaf and fruit shape suggest Lepidium africanum
   20 Jun 2017
I am surprised at how prevalent it is in some areas, for example, it can be as prevalent as shepherd's purse. Because everything else is pretty dry at the moment the stalks stands out.
   21 Jun 2017
Photos 3 and 4 appear to be of abnormal tissue, possibly a viral infection. Could you add a closeup of a normal reasonably mature seed case?
   21 Jun 2017
Don't think it is viral. . L. africanum can be perennial and it seems new growth from the tap root can occur at the same time as previous stems are still seeding.

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Blattodea sp. (order) (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Oct 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Oct 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 17 Oct 2019 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Jul 2019 Cyathus sp. (A Bird's Nest Fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 May 2019 Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 May 2019 Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Apr 2019 Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Mar 2019 Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 27 Feb 2019 Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Feb 2019 Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019 Sonchus oleraceus (Common Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019 Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2019 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Jan 2019 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018 Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018 Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018 Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018 Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Nov 2018 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Nov 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Oct 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Sep 2018 Cardiaspina tenuitela (Yellow box lace lerp) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Sep 2018 Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Jul 2018 Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 19 Jun 2018 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 30 May 2018 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Apr 2018 Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Mar 2018 Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Mar 2018 Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Mar 2018 Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 27 Jan 2018 Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Jan 2018 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Jan 2018 Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catsear) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 29 Dec 2017 Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Dec 2017 Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017 Cystiphora schmidti (Chondrilla gall midge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017 Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Nov 2017 Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Nov 2017 Gelatinous, on wood – genus uncertain at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Nov 2017 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017 Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Oct 2017 Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Oct 2017 Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2017 Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Sep 2017 Columba livia (Rock Dove) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2017 Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Aug 2017 Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Jul 2017 Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jul 2017 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2017 Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017 Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 May 2017 Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Apr 2017 Chenopodium album (Fat Hen) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Apr 2017 Prunus sp. (A plum species) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Apr 2017 Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017 Funaria hygrometrica (A water moss) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Apr 2017 Prunus sp. (A plum species) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Apr 2017 Uromycladium sp. (A gall forming rust fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Apr 2017 Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017 Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Mar 2017 Juncus filicaulis (Pinrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017 Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017 Carex inversa (Knob Sedge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Oct 2016 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2016 Leptospermum sp. (Tea tree) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2016 Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 May 2016 Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Mar 2016 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 Aceria chondrillae (Chondrilla gall mite, Skeletonweed gall mite) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Jan 2016 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Oct 2015 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2015 Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Apr 2015 Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2014 Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Aug 2013
Blattodea sp. (order) (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Oct 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Oct 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 17 Oct 2019
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Jul 2019
Cyathus sp. (A Bird's Nest Fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 May 2019
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 May 2019
Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Apr 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Mar 2019
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 27 Feb 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Feb 2019
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019
Sonchus oleraceus (Common Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019
Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2019
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Jan 2019
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018
Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Nov 2018
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Nov 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Oct 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Sep 2018
Cardiaspina tenuitela (Yellow box lace lerp) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Sep 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Jul 2018
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 19 Jun 2018
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 30 May 2018
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Apr 2018
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Mar 2018
Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Mar 2018
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Mar 2018
Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 27 Jan 2018
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Jan 2018
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Jan 2018
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catsear) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 29 Dec 2017
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Dec 2017
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017
Cystiphora schmidti (Chondrilla gall midge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Nov 2017
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Nov 2017
Gelatinous, on wood – genus uncertain at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Nov 2017
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Oct 2017
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Oct 2017
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2017
Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Sep 2017
Columba livia (Rock Dove) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2017
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Aug 2017
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Jul 2017
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jul 2017
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2017
Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017
Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 May 2017
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Apr 2017
Chenopodium album (Fat Hen) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Apr 2017
Prunus sp. (A plum species) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Apr 2017
Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017
Funaria hygrometrica (A water moss) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Apr 2017
Prunus sp. (A plum species) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Apr 2017
Uromycladium sp. (A gall forming rust fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Apr 2017
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Mar 2017
Juncus filicaulis (Pinrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017
Carex inversa (Knob Sedge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Oct 2016
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2016
Leptospermum sp. (Tea tree) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2016
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 May 2016
Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Mar 2016
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016
Aceria chondrillae (Chondrilla gall mite, Skeletonweed gall mite) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Jan 2016
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Oct 2015
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2015
Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Apr 2015
Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2014
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Aug 2013

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