Semi-erect or scrambling herb or subshrub, glabrous; stems slender, 8-40 cm long, often many stems growing from a single rootstock. Leaves filiform, usually entire, sometimes lower leaves 3–5-lobed, (3–)8–30(–50) mm long, simple leaves or lobes c. 0.5–1 mm wide, acute; petiole to 0.5 mm long. Umbels terminal or leaf-opposed, compound, to 8–35 mm diam.; peduncle 1–3 cm long; rays 1–5, 2–12 mm long; bracts filiform, 2.5–13 mm long; umbellules 3–10-flowered; bracteoles filiform, to 3 mm long; pedicels 1.5–5 mm long. Petals white or light green. Fruit 1–1.5 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, often dark at maturity, sparsely tuberculate; mericarps ovoid, dorsal rib slightly raised, broad at mericarp junction. Flowers Aug.–Jan.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Locally common across southern Victoria, mainly in heathland and heathy forests and woodlands, but apparently short-lived, and appearing reliably only after fire.
The proportion of lobed to simple leaves on a plant varies considerably, plants from East Gippsland usually having more lobed leaves than those of western Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|