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Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande in Boll. Orto. Bot. Napoli. 3: 418. 1913. Clapham et al, Fl. Brit. Isles 228. 1952; Hedge in Davis, l.c. 4P0; in Rech.f., l.c. 309.

Alliaria petiolata

Credit: Azmat

  • Arabis officinalis Andrz. ex M. Bieb.
  • Arabis petiolate M.Bieb.
  • Erysimum alliaria Linn.
  • Sisymbrium alliaria (Linn.) scop.

    Annual or biennial herb, 20-30(-40) cm tall, erect, sparsely branched or simple, glabrous above and sparsely hairy below. Basal leaves loosely rosulate, cordate to reniform, long-petioled, dentate; lamina usually 10-15 cm long, 2-6 cm broad; cauline leaves often ovate-triangular, dentate, shortly stalked; all leaves thin or submembranous, pale greem. Racemes 15-30-flowered, up to 30 cm long in fruit, lax. Flowers c. 5 mm across, white; pedicels 5-8 mm long in fruit, strong and thickened, spreading. Sepals c. 2.5 mm long. Petals (5-)6-8 mm long, c. 2 mm broad. Stamens c. 2.5: 3.5 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long. Siliquae (30-) 45-60(-70) mm long, c. 2 (-2.5) mm broad, linear-terete, often straight, suberect or erect; style 1-3 mm long with a depressed stigma; seeds many, c. 3 mm long, 1 mm broad, oblong, dark-brown to almost black, longitudinally striated.

    Fl. Per.: April-August.

    Type: Described from Iberia, Steven.

    Distribution: Europe, most of Temp. and cooler Asia, and N. Africa.


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