Botanical name: Strigosella africana Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Synonyms: Malcolmia africana, Malcolmia laxa, Crucifera africana
African Mustard is a nearly erect annual herb covered with branched hairs. Basal leaves soon wither away, stem leaves are elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm long, entire or dentate, petiolate, uppermost smaller and nearly stalkless. Flowers are pink or purple, rarely white on barely up to 3 mm long stalks thickened in fruit, forming an elonated raceme with straight or zigzag axis. Petals are 6-10 mm long; seed-pods linear, 4-angled, covered with branched trichomes. African Mustard is native to S. Europe, N. Africa, most of Asia, and China. It is locally common in Kashmir in dry wastelands, weed of cultivation.
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