Scientific Description:

Annuals, biennials, or perennials, glabrous or with simple hairs, usually with lyrate-pinnatipartite leaves, rarely simple. Sepals cucullate, not or scarcely saccate. Petals pale yellow, yellow or almost white, with an obovate-spathulate lamina and narrow claw. Filaments slightly dilated at base. Median honey glands united with lateral. Fruit a slender siliqua, straight or curved, 3-nerved; seeds many, not mucilaginous. Radicle incumbent. A polymorphic genus of about 80 species in the temperate zones of both hemispheres.



Hedge IC (1965). Sisymbrium L., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 481.

Public Description:

Sisybrium is a genus of annual, biennial or perennial herbs, commonly known as “hedge-mustard”, and is widely distributed in waste areas and fields of Northern Hemisphere and mountains in Southern Hemisphere. There are approximately 51 species in the world and 10 species (10 taxa) in Türkiye. They have white or yellow flowers.



Anonymous 1 (2015)., Accessed date: 29.12.2015.

Anonymous 2 (2015). /, Accessed date: 29.12.2015.

Anonymous 3 (2015)., Accessed date: 29.12.2015.

Mutlu B (2012). Sisybrium L., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 295−296.

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