Prodr. Pl. Cap. 57 (1794) APNI
Prostrate or scrambling perennials with stems up to 80 cm long, sparsely branched, branches decumbent to suberect, to 3 mm diam. Leaves ovate, rarely elliptic, 20–25(–35) mm long, 15–20(–25) mm wide, acute or obtuse, dorsoventrally compressed, base broadly cuneate, truncate or cordate, margin serrate or crenate, green or yellowish green, often with a reddish margin; petiole 2–7(–18) mm long. Inflorescence a loose thyrse. Flowers 5-merious; calyx-lobes linear-triangular, 1–2 mm long, ± acute; corolla white, often tinged red, lobes linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, pointed, hooded and slightly ridged, widely spreading; nectary scales transversely oblong, 0.2–0.4 mm long, 0.5–0.6 mm wide; carpels oblong-reniform, with c. 5 ovules. Flowers Mar.–Aug.
*CVU, *OtP, *OtR, *VVP. Also SA, NSW. Native to South Africa. Sometimes grown in gardens as a ground cover. Occasionally naturalised in disturbed near coastal sites west of Melbourne but also at Beaumaris, and also inland at Coimadai East, and Warrandyte. Plants apparently spreading from near-by gardens or established from dumped garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|