Fl. Londin. 2 (6): t. 92 (1794) APNI
Annual with slender taproot; hairs glandular and eglandular. Stems diffusely-branched, 2–22 cm long. Lower leaves oblanceolate-spathulate, sessile or with petioles to 12 mm long; upper leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 4–16 mm long, 2–9 mm wide. Inflorescence few-flowered; all bracts herbaceous or upper with narrowly scarious margins. Flowers (4–)5-merous; pedicel equalling or longer than, and curved just below, capsule; calyx glandular-pilose, and sparsely eglandular-hairy above, sepals oblong-lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, obtuse to acute, margins broadly scarious; petals two-thirds to c. equalling sepal length, one-quarter to one-fifth bifid; styles 5. Capsule straight to distinctly curved, 5–8(–10) mm long; seeds pale to chestnut-brown, coarsely tuberculate, 0.4–0.7 mm diam. Flowers Oct.
*Brid, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *HSF, *NIS, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native to Europe from Scandinavia southwards, North Africa, western Asia. An apparently rare weed of disturbed soils, but perhaps more widespread and overlooked.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|