Prodr. Pl. Cap. 34 (1794) APNI
Erect annual or biennial herb, 15–50 cm high; branches covered with fine, spreading hairs. Leaves densely hairy, apex acute, margins entire; rosette leaves oblanceolate, 4–25 cm long, 3–25 mm wide; cauline leaves lanceolate. Bracts as long as or shorter than sepals; sepals 4–5 mm long, obtuse, connate for half to two-thirds their length, scarcely elongating in fruit, hairy; corolla regular, 6–8 mm long, blue with a white throat, lobes broad-ovate, c. 3 mm long; stamens inserted just below throat of corolla. Mericarps c. 2 mm long, with a longitudinal keeled to winged ridge on one side, pale brown; areole about as wide as or wider than base of mericarp. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
*CVU, *HSF, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to South Africa. Known in Victoria only from near Red Cliffs, Port Fairy and near Portsea, where growing in disturbed sandy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|