J. Bot. (Desvaux) 3: 162 (1814) APNI
Plant 5–40 cm high, ascending; hairs medifixed. Leaves subsessile, linear to linear-lanceolate, 2–4 cm long, margins entire. Sepals 1.5–2.5 mm long; petals 3–4 mm long, white, pink or purple. Fruit elliptic, obovate to almost circular, compressed, 2–4 mm long, 2–3 mm wide; valves convex, hairy; pedicels erect or spreading, 5–10 mm long; seed 1 per locule. Flowers autumn–spring.
*GipP, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP. Naturalized all States except NT, also naturalised New Zealand, North America, Europe. Native to Mediterranean and North Africa. A commonly cultivated border plant which occasionally escapes in coastal areas.
Characterized by its medifixed hairs, white, pink or purple flowers, and fruits that are less than 5 mm long, with the septum across broadest diam. and with 1-seeded locules.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|