|Sand Rocket photos|
|Scientific Name:||Diplotaxis tenuifolia|
Other Common Names:
Perennial Wall-rocket, Sand Mustard, Lincoln Weed
Sand Rocket Plants
Photo: A J Brown
Native to Europe.
Short-term perennial herb with hairless stems and leaves from 20-80 cm high. Leaves not in a basal rosette, toothed or with broad segments, fleshy, foetid smelling when crushed.
Flowers bright yellow, 4-petalled, each petal 8-15 mm long. Fruit a siliqua, 2-6 cm long on a stalk of almost equal length, linear and cylindrical in shape, tapering into the style and with a beak about 2 mm long. Each fruiting valve with a distinct dorsal vein and seeds in two distinct rows.
Occurs on coastal sand dunes along the western Victorian coastline. Also scattered in western Victoria, in waste ground, railways easements, roadsides, cultivated ground and pastures.
A weedy species similar to other members of the Cress or Mustard Family.