Coronopus Zinn

3 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

*Coronopus didymus (L.) Sm.

Annual herb with an unpleasant odour. Branches leafy, prostrate or ascending. Leaves pinnatisect, with narrow entire or incised segments. Petals shorter than the sepals, sometimes absent. Racemes at fruiting stage longer than the leaf; pedicels longer than the fruits. Fruit 2-lobed, 2 mm wide, separating at maturity into 2 ovoid articles (Fig. 40 m). Widespread. Garden weed. Introd. from S. America. Fl. most of the year. Lesser Swinecress