in A.DC., Prodr. 13 (1): 701 (1852) APNI
Taprooted annual or short-lived perennial. Leaves rosetted, narrow-elliptic to -oblanceolate, mostly 4–14 cm long and 3–20 mm wide, acute to obtuse, villous-pubescent, 3-veined, margins distinctly to obscurely toothed; petiole indistinct. Spike cylindric, mostly 2–12 cm long, somewhat loose; peduncles 2–30 cm long, villous; bracts ovate, 1.5–4 mm long, obtuse, margins ciliate, keel glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Sepals elliptic to obovate, 1.8–3.5 mm long, subequal; corolla-tube 2–3 mm long, lobes 1–2.5 mm long, spreading or reflexed; anthers 0.5–0.7 mm long, exserted. Capsule ovoid to subglobose, 3–5 mm long, 2.2–3.5 mm diam., with a broadly acute apex; seeds 1–5, brownish, lower 4 seeds elliptic, 1.7–3 mm long, apical seed smaller, irregular. Flowers Jul.–Nov.
Glep, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria mainly in the north-west where locally common on seasonally wet soils in grassland, shrubland or woodland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|