Lesser Swinecress is a foul smelling, lobed leafed, spreading or semi-erect annual to perennial plant with small fruits that are produced from inconspicuous flowers in spring.

Annual, biennial or perennial. The main germination occurs in autumn with some in spring. It grows rapidly from autumn and spring.

The plant forms a rosette some 200 mm in diameter. Later leaves become increasingly lobed and ultimately pinnate. Distinctive ‘cress’ smell when crushed.