Syst. Nat.:, edn 10, 1087 (1759) APNI
Softly hairy annual, stems spreading to erect, 15–30 cm long. Basal leaves more or less rosetted, orbicular to reniform, 3-lobed or subentire, margins variably toothed, 1–3 cm diam.; petioles mostly 2–5 cm long. Flowers 5–7 mm diam., shortly pedicellate in axils or in short terminal cymes, pedicels elongating (to c. 3 cm) in fruit; sepals 5, ovate, c. 2 mm long, pilose on back, reflexed; petals 2–5, ovate to obovate, slightly exceeding sepals, yellow; nectary attached c. one-third from base of petal, lobe c. 0.4 mm long, ovate, free above midway; stamens 5–8. Achenes usually 6–15, c. orbicular, 2.5–3 mm long overall, lenticular, the faces more or less evenly covered with small tubercles each having a short hooked bristle at its apex; beak triangular or hooked at apex, c. 0.5 mm long; receptacle glabrous. Flowers Nov.–Dec.
*CVU, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *OtR, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Native to the Mediterranean region. Uncommon in Victoria and recorded only from Kennett River, Enfield, Glenlyon, Cottles bridge, Beechworth, Walhalla, Foster and Buchan areas (all post-1950).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|