Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 126 (1818) APNI
Erect annual to 60 cm high; stems usually simple, arising from taproots, with glandular hairs interspersed with short white retrorse eglandular hairs. Leaves narrowly lanceolate or linear, 1.5–6 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, entire, sessile. Flowers sessile in terminal and upper axillary heads with 5–30 flowers. Sepals 4–7 mm long, lobes lanceolate, acute, more or less equal in fruit, the tube chartaceous in fruit; corolla pink to purplish, 8–15 mm long, tube barely exceeding calyx, glandular externally; stamens unequally inserted in throat of corolla-tube, included in corolla throat; capsule ellipsoid, c. 5 mm long; seeds 1 per cell. Flowers late spring–summer.
Sparingly established in Tas. Native to western North America.
A garden escape collected on a few occasions over 90 years ago from scattered locations throughout the State.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||extinct||introduced|