Sp. Pl. 2: 653 (1753) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Biannual or rarely annual herb to c. 1 m high, sparsely to densely pubescent with simple hairs. Leaves triangular, (2–)4–10 cm long, 2–6(–10) cm wide; margins toothed; base cordate; petiole up to 15 cm long on basal leaves. Sepals 5–10 mm long; petals bluish-purple, 15–30 mm long. Fruit elliptic-oblong to suborbicular, 25–45 mm long, 20–40 mm wide; style 4–10 mm long; seeds 1–8 per locule, 5–8 mm diam., greyish brown, winged. Flowers Sep.–Jan. (4 records).
*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *OtR, *VAlp. Native to Europe, often cultivated for its showy flowers and attractive fruits which have a persistent silvery septum. Occasionally escaping cultivation in a range of habitats in Victoria, often in damp disturbed areas dominated by other weedy species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|