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Wild Flowers of Central Australia
Scented Cress
Harmsiodoxa puberula

An erect herb grows up to 50 cm high. Basal leaves, up to 6 cm long, broad-oblanceolate to oblong, toothed to pinnately lobed.

The sepals are approximately 2-4 mm long, petals 4-8 mm long, colour white, also lavender variation.

Wild Flowers in Central Australia

Scented Cress

This plant appeared and flowered during the month of August and is approximately 10 cm high.
The plant was growing on Crown Land in the Alice Springs region.

Scented Cress (Harmsiodoxa puberula) - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

Scented Cress (Harmsiodoxa puberula) - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

Scented Cress (Harmsiodoxa puberula) - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

Scented Cress (Harmsiodoxa puberula) - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

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Our thanks to Alice Springs Desert Park - ASDP / NRETA for assistance with identifying this flora.
 
Source:
PlantNET, New South Wales Flora Online - Harmsiodoxa puberula
 

Glossary:

  oblanceolate
similar in shape to lanceolate, but attached at the narrower end.
 
  lanceolate
about four times as long as it is broad, being broadest in the lower half tapering towards the tip.
 
  oblong
leaf that is rounded at each end with parallel sides and the length being greater than the width.
 
  pinnately
a leaf, with the lamina divided into pinnae in 2 rows along a rachis (being a main axis). Pinnate being two rows of leaflets, where the arrangement arises at multiple points along a common axis.
 
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