Fl. Sicul. 1: 79 (as Coringia) (1826) APNI
Stems erect, usually 10–50 cm high, sparingly branched, glaucous. Leaves subsessile to sessile, auriculate and stem-clasping, obovate to elliptic, to about 11 cm long, margins thin and translucent. Sepals 5–8 mm long; petals 7–14 mm long, yellowish to green-white. Fruit erect to spreading, cylindric to often quadrangular, 4–14 mm long, c. 2 mm diam.; style slender, less than 4 mm long; pedicel 5–15 mm long; seeds ovoid, 2–3 mm long, dark brown to black. Flowers spring–autumn.
*EGU, *MuM, *VRiv, *Wim. Also naturalised SA, Qld, NSW, North America. Native in Europe to central Asia and northern Africa. Weed of agricultural land.
Characterized by its entire, clasping upper stem leaves with a thin translucent margin, and fruits with often angled valves and a persistent style less than 4 mm long.
Used as a salad vegetable in Europe.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||introduced|
|Australian Capital Territory|