Cardamine hirsuta

Common name: 

Common Bitter-cress

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Otway Range, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory (JKNPRSTVW) all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common weed in lawns and disturbed areas, found in exposed, dry sites1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Annual herb to 35 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has stems that are hair free and no more than 3 leaves on the stem. When in flower there are 4 stamens.1

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Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria