Sp. Pl. 1: 524 (1753) APNI
Erect resinous shrubs to c. 1.2 m high with long simple hairs over shorter glandular and stellate hairs. Leaves ± sessile, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or oblong, 2–5(–7.5) cm long, 2–10(–15) mm wide, dark green above, paler below; apex acute; margins recurved (when dry); 3–5-nerved at base. Inflorescence a one-sided, terminal cyme of up to 10 flowers; peduncles 20–52 mm long; flowers c. 3 cm diam.; sepals 5, ovate, the outer sepals broader, persistent; petals obovate, c. 13 mm long, white, yellow at base; style to c. 0.5 mm long. Capsule c. 4 mm long, glabrous except for a dense apical tuft of stellate hair; seeds 1.5–2.6 mm long, glossy, dark brown, wrinkled. Flowers Nov. (2 records).
*GipP, *VVP. Native to southern Europe, northern Africa and the Canary Islands, cultivated, plants beginning to spread from garden beds at the Clunes cemetery .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|