Wards Weed
Purple Seedling
Wards Weed
Dried Seed
Wards Weed (Carrichtera annua)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Mustards & Allies (Brassicales)
Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae)
Species: Wards Weed (Carrichtera annua)
This Photo:     Small Flower, ~5mm wide

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)