Syst. Bot. 16: 656 (1991) APNI
Erect annual to c. 40 cm high; stems usually unbranched, occasionally few branched, green to reddish, hirsute. Leaves narrowly linear-lanceolate, upper leaves with a pair of lobes, 2–6 cm long; lobes filiform, canescent. Inflorescence a dense, narrow green and white spike; bracts 15–20 mm long, divided into 3 linear to narrow-lanceolate lobes, mostly herbaceous, sometimes purplish or white at tip; calyx 20–23 mm long, with 4 filiform, equal lobes, white at tip; corolla 10–25 mm long, dull white, sometimes yellow or purple-tinged, purple spotted on lower lip, teeth of lower lip almost as long as saccate portion of corolla tube, beak of upper lip exceeding lower lip, c. 3 mm long, straight, hispid with clear hairs. Capsule ellipsoid, 6–10 mm long; seeds ovoid to ellipsoid in a loose-fitting coat. In Victoria recorded flowering in October.
*Gold, *VVP. Native to the western U.S.A. Naturalised in Victoria in box-ironbark woodlands in central Victoria from Maryborough to around Bendigo.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|