Phytograph. 10 (1794) APNI
Ascending to erect annual herb to 50 cm high; stems with eglandular and glandular hairs (upper stems often with only glandular hairs). Leaf-lamina ovate to cordate, 1.5–5 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, entire to shallowly 3–7-lobed, pilose with eglandular hairs and sessile glands, margins crenate to dentate; petiole 4–9 cm long. Inflorescences 4–7-flowered; peduncle 2–5 cm long; pedicels 6–15 mm long; sepals 2–4 mm long (to 6 mm in fruit), densely glandular-hairy; petals slightly longer than sepals, deep pink to mauve. Mericarps 4–5 mm long, the prominent pit at either side at base of awn with a narrowly acute lower margin and a distinct furrow beneath, both the pit and furrow with scattered glands; awn 2–3.5 cm long. Flowers most of year.
*CVU, *GipP, *HNF, *MuM, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Native to Mediterranean region. An occasional weed of disturbed sites and wasteland, usually on fairly fertile well-watered sites (e.g. Williamstown, Keilor, Piangil, East Malvern, Mud Islands).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|