in Aiton., Hort. Kew. 2: 425 (1789) APNI
Shrubby aromatic perennial to 100 cm high, softly hairy; stems semi-succulent; stems, peduncles and pedicels villous with eglandular hairs; roots fibrous. Leaves alternate or opposite, lamina ovate to cordate, 2–8 cm long and wide, partially to deeply 3–7-lobed, villous, margins obtusely toothed, often undulate; petiole 2–6 cm long. Umbels 7–12-flowered; peduncle 3–17 cm long; pedicels 3–8 mm long; sepals elliptic, 5–8 mm long, acute, apiculate, villous; sepal spur 3–4 mm long; petals obovate 10–18 mm long, pink, at least the larger pair veined and often blotched dark crimson; fertile stamens usually 7. Fruit c. 25–35 mm long; mericarps villous. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
*GipP. Also naturalised WA, NSW, Tas. Native to South Africa. Weakly (or perhaps no longer) naturalised from gardens in Victoria, known from only a few pre-1900 collections on coastal dunes and cliffs on the Mornington Peninsula (e.g. Frankston, Sorrento), and a single specimen from Romsey.
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