Wards Weed
Dried Seed
Murray Mallee Region
Earth Cress
Buds, Flower Finished, Hairy Leaf
Earth Cress (Geococcus pusillus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Mustards & Allies (Brassicales)
Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Earth Cress (Geococcus pusillus)
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Thank you Helen Vonow (SA Herbarium) for identifying, Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming and Coral Johnston for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
Small prostrate plant ~50mm diameter.
Leaves are heavily lobed, with small tufts of white hair scattered around. The lobes are arranged to appear like alternate leaflets.
Flowers have 4 white petals near the base of the plant.

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This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)