Indian hedge mustard (Sisymbrium orientale) is an erect annual. It is branched and grows up to 1 m tall. Young plants form a rosette with deeply lobed, pointed leaves up to 110 mm long. Upper leaves are alternate and spear-shaped. Flowers are pale yellow and 6 to 10 mm long. The pod is 60 to 100 mm long, two-celled, slender and cylindrical, and opens when ripe.