Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 128 (1818) APNI
Prostrate or sprawling annual herb, green, sparsely pubescent with simple hairs; stems to c. 1 m long, sometimes rooting at nodes; prickles absent. Leaves pinnatifid to pinnatisect, ovate or elliptic, 2–4 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, margins recurved and thickened, more or less concolorous, sparsely hairy to glabrescent; petiole 0.5–1 cm long. Inflorescences simple, 1–3-flowered, with a small terminal leaflet; peduncle 1–3 cm long. Flowers on pedicels 3–10 mm long; calyx 3–5 mm long, lobes lanceolate to narrow-triangular, 1.5–2 mm long, enlarging slightly and reflexing in fruit; corolla stellate, 5–6 mm diam., white or rarely pale lavender, lobes pubescent; anthers c. 2.5 mm long. Berry globose, 8–12 mm diam., whitish-green, marbled; seeds 1–2 mm long, pale brownish-yellow; stone-cell granules c. 1 mm long. Flowers mostly summer to autumn.
*EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *MuM, *NIS, *SnM, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to North America. Widespread weed of disturbed sites mainly in drier inland areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|