Bot. Arch. t. 5 (1837)
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Erect to ascending perennial to c. 40 cm high; stems, peduncles and pedicels pilose, with long and short eglandular hairs and shortly stalked or sessile glands; taproot fleshy or fibrous. Leaves opposite, lamina ovate-cordate or orbicular, to 6 cm long and wide, entire to shallowly 5–7-lobed, sparsely and usually coarsely hairy to glabrescent, margin crenate or bluntly toothed; petioles to 10(–25) cm long. Umbels 2–7-flowered; peduncles to c. 8 cm long; pedicels 3–16 mm long; sepals narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm long, acute, with sparse, long (c. 1 mm or more) spreading hairs, sometimes mixed with much shorter erect hairs; sepal spur 1–3.5 mm long; petals usually deep pink, 5–6 mm long; fertile stamens 4 or 5. Fruits 14–22 mm long; mericarps pilose. Flowers Oct.–Apr.
EGL, EGU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MonT, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. Scattered but rather uncommon, usually on sandy soils, mostly near-coastal, but also in Little Desert and Wedderburn areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|