Spreading Cress
Murray Mallee Region
Smooth Mustard
Spreading Cress (Phlegmatospermum eremaeum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Mustards & Allies (Brassicales)
Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spreading Cress (Phlegmatospermum eremaeum)
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Thank you Karen Weaving for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
Small prostrate plant ~20mm diameter.
Basal leaves are spatulate, with newer/upper leaves being heavily lobed, with relatively long thin hairs laying parrallel to the main vein.
Flowers are ~4mm wide, have 4 white petals on short stalks, with generally one flower per stalk, but can have more.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Jul-2020
This species is protected and classed as RA (Rare) under the National Parks & Wildlife, SA, Protection Act