Sp. Pl. 784 (1753) APNI
Spreading, soft-wooded shrub, to c. 80 cm high, usually curry-scented; stems indistinctly 2-ridged. Leaves broadly ovate, 4–15 cm long, 3–8 cm wide, bases usually cordate, lower surface greyish. Flowers in terminal cymes of c. 3–15; sepals unequal, ovate, 4–8 mm long, enlarging somewhat and becoming deflexed in fruit, not black-dotted; petals obovate, c. equal to largest sepal, yellow, not black-dotted; stamens numerous, united at base into 5 bundles, slightly exceeding petals; styles 3, shorter than ovary. Fruit slightly fleshy, tardily dehiscent, globular, c. 1 cm diam., purplish or black; seeds narrowly ovoid, c. 1 mm long, minutely ridged longitudinally, or reticulate. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
*CVU, *EGU, *GipP, *HNF, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VAlp, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised NSW, Tas., New Zealand. Native to western and southern Europe. A common weed of cool, moist forests, chiefly in disturbed sites, along roadsides and beside watercourses, but also readily extending into intact native forest.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|