Wild Turnip
Ellura
Wards Weed
Small Flower (~5mm wide)
 
    
Wards Weed (Carrichtera annua)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Brassicales
Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae)
Species: Wards Weed (Carrichtera annua)
This Photo:     Purple Seedling

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Invasive throughout the region. Difficult to eradicate as it's in such hugh numbers. The areas we have weeded have shown a big return of native forbs.
Seedlings are purple before turning luscious green.
Grazed by wombats & roos.
Replaces native grass.

Copyright © 2006- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Apr-2006
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)