Sp. Pl. 1: 524 (1753) APNI
Dense low shrubs to 1 m high, but often smaller, with dense stellate hairs, some parts with simple hairs. Leaves petiolate or sessile, ± ovate, 1.5–4.5 cm long, 6–25 mm wide, dark green above, paler below; apex obtuse, rarely acute; sometimes obscurely 3-nerved at base. Flowers 3(–5) cm diam., mostly solitary in upper axils, sometimes in a 2–5-flowered cyme; peduncles (35–)50–105 mm long; sepals 5, broadly ovate, outer sepals broader and cordate, persistent; petals obovate, c. 1.5 cm long, white, yellow at base; style to c. 0.5 mm long. Capsule c. 6 mm long with scattered appressed silky hairs; seeds c. 1.5 mm long, dark brown, wrinkled. Flowers Nov–Dec.
*Gold, *VVP. Also naturalised NSW, ACT. Native to southern Europe and northern Africa, naturalised near Harcourt on a disturbed roadside.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Australian Capital Territory|