Zinc (Zn) is a vital micronutrient for plants, but its abundance can be calamitous. In this study, a screenhouse experiment was conducted over a 6-week period to assess the effect of soil enrichment with Zn regimes (100, 250 and 500 mg kg-1) on growth, Zn accumulation, photosynthetic pigment concentration, oxidative stress markers and activities of antioxidant enzymes in Coronopus didymus. Results revealed that Zn concentration in C. didymus roots and shoots reached up to 1848 mg kg-1 DW and 1845 mg kg-1 DW at 500 mg kg-1 Zn regime, respectively. The plant growth (root-shoot length and biomass) increased, while leaf pigment concentration and soluble protein content in C. didymus tissues decreased progressively with the increased Zn regimes in the soil. At 500 mg kg-1 Zn regime, hydrogen peroxide and malondialdehyde level increased ∼219% and 111% in roots, while ∼170% and 105% in shoots, with respect to the control. Likewise, superoxide dismutase, ascorbate peroxidase, guaiacol peroxidase and glutathione reductase activities increased significantly with elevated Zn levels. Contrarily, compared to the control, CAT activity declined gradually and reached a minimum of ∼45% in roots and 12% in shoots under highest Zn regime. The results suggested that C. didymus displayed high Zn accumulation and emerged as a tolerant plant species towards Zn stress. Elevated Zn regimes provoked reactive oxygen species generation in C. didymus tissues which was effectively neutralised and scavenged by the antioxidant enzymes, thus marked its efficacy to be potentially employed in phytoremediation and reclamation of Zn-contaminated soils.