Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries 3 (2,1): 30 (1836) APNI
Erect perennial to c. 3.5 m high. Leaves shallowly palmately 5–7-lobed, 2–20 cm long and wide, broadly cordate at base, margins crenate, surfaces sparsely hispid to subvelutinous with stellate (sometimes also forked or simple) hairs. Epicalyx-lobes broadly ovate, 5–10 mm long at anthesis, rounded to obtuse, enlarging to 15 mm or more and spreading in fruit; calyx c. half as long as epicalyx, the lobes incurved and largely concealing fruit; petals 12–22 mm long, magenta to purple with darker veins and often darker near base. Fruit c. 1 cm diam., mericarps c. 7, reticulate or transversely ridged, glabrous, adjacent margins acute to slightly winged. Flowers Sep.–Jan.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Occurs chiefly near the coast, occasionally appearing as a garden weed in Melbourne suburbs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|