Smooth-stemmed turnip (Brassica barrelieri subsp. oxyrrhina)



It has the potential to become a weed of canola crops.


Smooth stemmed turnip is an annual plant up to 50 cm tall. It leaves are deeply and jaggedly divided and has white to pale yellow flowers. It is very similar looking to other Brassica weeds.    


Richardson F.J.,Richardson R.G. and Shepherd R.C.H (2006).Weeds of the south-east an identification guide for Australia. (R.G. and F.J. Richardson, Melbourne).

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Smooth-stemmed turnip (Brassica barrelieri subsp. oxyrrhina).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
All of NSW 5 Restricted Plant
The requirements in the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 for a notifiable weed must be complied with

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to

Reviewed 2014