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oriental mustard
Sisymbrium orientale L.

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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Sisymbrium orientale
Plant(s)
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Sisymbrium orientale
Infestation
John M. Randall
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Infestation
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Sisymbrium orientale
Flower(s)
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Sisymbrium orientale
Fruit(s)
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Sisymbrium orientale
Foliage
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Sisymbrium orientale
Seed(s)
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Seed(s)
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oriental mustard
Sisymbrium orientale
Seed(s)
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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Sisymbrium

Other System Links

Plants: SIOR4
Bayer: SSYOR
GRIN: 418350
ITIS: 23317

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Indian hedgemustard

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs