Fl. Pedem. 1: 61 (1785) APNI
Erect viscid herb 10–70 cm high, simple or with a few ascending branches arising from the middle nodes, densely covered by soft glandular and often stiff eglandular hairs. Leaves narrow-lanceolate to linear, 1.5–9 cm long, 1–15 mm wide, margins coarsely toothed, upper leaves with 4–6 pairs of teeth. Racemes dense, with many subsessile flowers, bracts becoming shorter and almost entire towards top of inflorescence. Calyx 8–10 mm long; corolla 17–20 mm long, purple to pink with a spreading whitish or yellowish lower lip, rarely entirely white. Capsule broad-ovoid to globose, 10–12 mm long, densely eglandular-strigose. Flowers summer.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP, *WPro. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native to the Mediterranean region. Rather uncommon weed, usually on winter-wet sandy soils or in irrigated cropland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|