Fragm. 1: 67 (1858) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Spreading herb, to c. 20 cm high, 30 cm diam., resprouting after summer rains from a perennial rootstock. Lower leaves obovate, upper leaves deeply 3-lobed, 1–5 cm long and wide; lower surfaces and petioles with scattered stellate (often 4-rayed) hairs, upper surfaces and margins mostly with sparse simple hairs, or sometimes glabrescent. Flowers solitary (rarely twinned) in upper axils; pedicels 3–12 cm long; epicalyx 8–10-lobed, 3–10 mm long, with scattered, mixed simple and stellate hairs; calyx 8–15 mm long (enlarging to c. 18 mm in fruit), the acute lobes united in the lower c. third; petals pale pink, c. 15 mm long, opening widely. Capsule subequal to fruiting calyx; seeds angular-reniform, c. 3 mm long, pubescent. Flowers Dec.–Apr.
RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria, apparently confined to cracking grey clay soils on the Murray River floodplain in the far north-west near Red Cliffs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|