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Sisymbrium loeselii L., Cent. Pl. 1: 18. no. 49. 1755; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 151. 1872.

Herbs, annual or biennial, 25 - 100 cm high, erect, branched, hairy or rarely glabrous. Basal leaves sublyrately runcinate; terminal lobes elongated, triangular or hastate; lateral lobes 2 - 4-paired; all lobes dentate; upper leaves smaller, shortly petioled or subsessile. Racemes many-flowered, up to 25 cm long in fruit. Flowers ca 7 mm across, yellow; pedicels ca 1 cm long in fruit, ascending or upcurved. Sepals ca 3 mm long. Petals ca 6 mm long. Stamens ca 4 mm long. Fruits linear-subcylindrical, erect, upcurved, 1.5 - 4.5 cm long; valves 3-nerved. Seeds oblong-ellipsoid, somewhat papillose, brown, ca 25 in each locule.

Fl. & Fr. May - Aug.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Europe and most of Asia.

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