Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl from Kashmir: Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(2):192. 1891

Syn: Sisymbrium sophia L. 
Common names: flixweed, herb-Sophia, tansy mustard
Hindi: Khubkallana 
A very distinctive annual herb reaching 1 m tall with leaves 2-3 pinnatisect into linear segments; lower leaves stalked, upper sessile; flowers yellow, hardly 2-3 mm across, in up to 30 cm long racemes (in fruit) with usually more than 50 flowers; pedicel filiform, up to 1.5 cm in fruit; sepals about 2 mm long, petals slightly longer; fruit narrowly linear, up to 3 cm long, obscurely torulose.  
Very common in Kashmir valley, found on road sides and wastelands. Photographed from Badam Vari, Srinagar, Kashmir 
Seeds are given in desentery and calculus complaints, some times also as substitute for mustard and plant preparations used to eradicate worms (according to Flora of China).


Looks uncannily similar to mustard plant fruiting??

 

Brassicaceae Week: Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl from Kashmir:  Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl, H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(2):192. 1891

Syn: Sisymbrium sophia L.
Common names: flixweed, herb-Sophia, tansy mustard
Hindi: Khubkallana
A very distinctive annual herb reaching 1 m tall with leaves 2-3 pinnatisect into linear segments; lower leaves stalked, upper sessile; flowers yellow, hardly 2-3 mm across, in up to 30 cm long racemes (in fruit) with usually more than 50 flowers; pedicel filiform, up to 1.5 cm in fruit; sepals about 2 mm long, petals slightly longer; fruit narrowly linear, up to 3 cm long, obscurely torulose.
Very common in Kashmir valley, found on road sides and wastelands. Photographed from Badam Vari, Srinagar, Kashmir
Seeds are given in desentery and calculus complaints, some times also as substitute for mustard and plant preparations used to eradicate worms (according to Flora of China).


I have one species from Spiti valley which looks close to this. Will share separately.

 

Brassicaceae Week: Un-id 02 from Paddar Valley J&K:  Request for Identification

Kindly identify this species
Location: Paddar Valley J&K
Altitude: 2200 meters
Date: 20th May 2012


Descurainia sophia (syn: sisymbrium sophia)


 

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Location: Chaile, Mustang, Nepal
Date: 9 April  2017

Altitude: 10500 ft.
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Pl. Check comparative images at Brasicaceae page in efi site. 


Descurainia sophia (L.) ???   


I also think close to images at Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl


 
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