Edwards's Bot. Reg. 20: t.1696 (1834) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Annual to 1.2 m high, hispidulous or scabrous; stems branching or simple. Basal leaves 6–20 cm long, 3–15 cm wide; lamina oblong-elliptic to ovate in outline, pinnate, petiolate; pinnae oblong or lanceolate, pinnatifid or incised; cauline leaves petiolate or sessile. Inflorescence densely short pubescent and hispid; flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx-lobes linear to linear-lanceolate, 4–6 mm long, equal, scarcely enlarged in fruit, densely pubescent and hispid, acute, margins entire; corolla broadly campanulate, 7–10 mm long, bluish purple, eventually deciduous; corolla-scales present, adnate to corolla-tube without free tips or lobes; stamens exserted, 9–14 mm long, filaments glabrous; style deeply cleft. Capsule broadly ovoid, 3–4 mm long, hispidulous at apex; seeds usually 2, oblong, convex on outer surface, flattened on inner, 2–3 mm long, deeply and coarsely pitted in transverse rows. Flowers late winter–summer.
*EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *MuF, *Strz, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native to south-west U.S.A and northern Mexico. Occasionally naturalised in paddocks and pastures throughout the state.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|