Petrorhagia dubia (Raf.) G.Lopez & Romo

Hairy Pink

Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 45: 363 (1988) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual with densely glandular-tomentose internodes in middle-stem region. Stem erect, up to 50 cm high. Leaves sessile, linear, 10–60 mm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, acute, the sheaths at least twice as long as wide. Inflorescence a dense, terminal cluster, the bracts all more or less mucronate, concealing calyces; pedicels to c. 0.5 mm long; calyx c. 10 mm long, calyx-lobes short, obtuse, membranous; petals 10–13 mm long, 1.2–3.5 mm wide, pink or purplish, more or less emarginate; styles 2. Capsule elliptic-ovoid, c. 5 mm long; seeds brownish-black, strongly hooded, asperulate-tuberculate, 1–1.3 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to parts of northern Africa, southwestern and southeastern Europe, Asia-temperate. A widespread weed of disturbed, dry places and semi-natural grassland  and open woodland in Victoria.

Source: Adams, L.G. (1996). Caryophyllaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Petrorhagia velutina (Guss.) Ball & Heywood).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-01-03
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Petrorhagia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Petrorhagia dubia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Petrorhagia dubia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory