Fl. Angl. 221 (1762) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Erect, rhizomatous herb to c. 1.5 m high, often rooting at lower nodes; branches villous, often tinged purple. Leaves sessile (rarely very shortly petiolate), ovate, 20–80 mm long, 10–30 mm wide, upper surface hirsute, lower surface grey-villous, veins strongly impressed above, apex acute, base cordate or truncate, margin serrate. Inflorescence terminal, 4–10 cm long; flowers in dense, many-flowered clusters, at least some internodes usually apparent; pedicels shorter than to subequal to calyx. Calyx 1.5–2.5 mm long, 10-veined, lobes half to as long as tube, villous; corolla white or pink, pubescent, exceeding calyx by 1–1.5 mm, lobes c. 1 mm long, the posterior one entire or barely emarginate; anthers strongly exserted. Flowers Feb.–Apr.
*Gold. Native to western Europe. Known in Victoria from a naturalised occurrences amongst Typha in a creekline at Spring Gully near Bendigo.
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