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Sand rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name:Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) DC.

Common Name:

Sand rocket, Sand mustard


Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoria website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Warm-temperate regions, preferring porous calcareous soils (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It is a weed of neglected areas, roadsides, railway easements and pastures (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Sand rocket invades dry coastal vegetation, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, riparian vegetation and rock outcrop vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).
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