Sp. Pl. 497 (1753) APNI
Erect perennial herb to 70 cm high; stems green or reddish, sparsely covered with short and long hairs. Leaves both basal (mainly immature plants) and cauline, palmate, 5–7-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to obovate, 1.5–8.0 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, upper surface almost glabrous, lower surface sparsely hairy with white spreading hairs, margins toothed; petioles 1.5–9.0 cm long with both short and long spreading white hairs; stipules to 3 cm long, with up to 3 teeth. Inflorescence a terminal cyme. Epicalyx lobes 5, lanceolate, 5–7 mm long, pilose; sepals 5, narrowly ovate, slightly longer than epicalyx lobes, pilose with short and long hairs; petals yellow, obovate, 6–12 mm long, longer than calyx. Fruit brown, enclosed by epicalyx and calyx. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
*HNF, *NIS, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to Europe. Occurs along roadsides, in pasture and weedy areas such as saleyards, sometimes at high altitude (e.g. Dargo High Plains).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|