Sp. Pl. 785 (1753) APNI
Procumbent, loosely sprawling herb, to c. 10 cm high, often rooting from the lower nodes; stems weakly 2-ridged. Leaves elliptic, narrowly ovate or narrowly obovate, 3–15 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, margins distantly black-dotted. Flowers in small cymes or solitary and terminal; sepals ovate to lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, slightly unequal, black-dotted around the margin and/or over the back; petals up to twice as long as sepals, yellow, sparsely black-dotted toward the tip; stamens 10–30, c. half as long as petals, shortly fused into 3 bundles; styles 3. Capsule ovoid, equal to or slightly exceeding sepals; seeds short-cylindric, c. 0.5 mm long, trabeculate. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
*HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *Strz, *VVP. Native to western and central Europe. Also naturalised in New Zealand. Known from 3 collections at MEL (all post-1980): Gembrook area, Morwell National Park and Delegate River near Bendock. Favouring disturbed, open sites near streams.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|