Sp. Pl. 130 (1753) APNI
Semi-prostrate annual, to c. 5 cm high; indumentum of simple white hairs; branches to c. 35 cm long. Leaves ovate, mostly 1.0–3.5 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate, margins slightly undulate and revolute, surfaces with mixed short, more or less appressed hairs and longer spreading hairs, denser below; petiole 1–6 mm long. Inflorescences usually unbranched. Sepals ovate, 2–3 mm long, acute, connate for much of their length, elongating with age; corolla 4–4.5 mm long, throat glabrous, hairy outside, white with a yellow throat, tube c. as long as lobes; anthers acuminate, apices free; style c. 0.5 mm long, stigma c. 0.5 mm long, pubescent. Mericarps 1–4, dry and falling enclosed in the calyx at maturity, glabrous, almost smooth, brown. Flowers Jan.–Apr.
*LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *RobP, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to Europe. A weed primarily of heavy clay soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|