Fl. Pedem. 1: 82 (1785) APNI
Taprooted annual. Leaves rosetted, linear-oblanceolate, mostly 1–7.5 cm long and 1–5 mm wide, blunt, pilose, usually 1-veined, margins entire or obscurely toothed; petiole indistinct. Spike ovoid to cylindric, usually 1–3.5 cm long, dense; peduncles 1–6 cm long, with dense, long and short spreading silky hairs; bracts ovate, 2.5–7 mm long, lower ones much longer than sepals, acuminate. Sepals elliptic to oblong, 2.5–3.5 mm long, subequal; corolla-tube 2.5–3 mm long, lobes, 1–1.5 mm long, spreading or reflexed; anthers c. 0.5 mm long, exserted, appendage often about as long as anther. Capsule ellipsoid to subglobose, 2–2.5 mm long; seeds 2, ellipsoid, 1.5–2 mm long, grooved below, pale brown. Flowers Sep.-Dec.
*CVU, *DunT, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *LoM, *VVP, *Wim. Native to Europe and the Middle East. Found in dry inland parts of western Victoria, often on road-verges, farmland or other disturbed sites, but also in relatively undisturbed sandy mallee areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|