sensu Fl. Victoria 4:238 (1999) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Tufted perennial to c. 15 cm high; stems, peduncles and pedicels subvelutinous with short glandular hairs and usually scattered longer eglandular hairs; rhizomes fleshy, extensively branched, forming colonies to several metres wide. Leaves all or mostly basal; cauline leaves, if present, opposite, lamina ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, often truncate at base, entire to shallowly 5–7-lobed, minutely glandular pubescent with short, coarse eglandular hairs along veins and near margin, margin crenate; petioles c. 2–6 cm long. Umbels (1–)3-flowered; peduncles 1–4 cm long; pedicels 10–20 mm long; sepals narrow-elliptic, 4.5–5.5 mm long, acute, subvelutinous, glandular, sometimes with scattered longer hairs; sepal spur 1–1.5 mm long; petals obovate, 8–11 mm long, bright pink with purple veins; fertile stamens 6 or 7. Fruits 10–15 mm long; mericarps pilose. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
HNF. In Victoria, apparently confined to the shores and bed of Lake Omeo near Benambra, growing in cracking clay soil, and occasionally flooded. Occurs in similar habitats in southern NSW.
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