Sp. Pl. 499 (1753) APNI
Procumbent stoloniferous perennial herb; stolons up to c. 100 cm long; stems reddish-green, sparsely hairy. Leaves in basal rosette and cauline, palmate, 5-foliolate, cauline leaves generally smaller than basal leaves; leaflets lanceolate to oblanceolate, 1.5–4 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, sparsely to moderately hairy with long spreading hairs, margins toothed; petiole 1–15 cm long, with long, white, spreading hairs; stipules herbaceous, narrowly lanceolate, 0.5–0.75 mm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, on peduncles 3–7 cm long, generally longer than leaves. Epicalyx lobes 5, narrowly lanceolate, 2–5 mm long, sparsely hairy; sepals 5, narrowly elliptic to ovate, slightly longer than epicalyx lobes; petals yellow, obovate, 0.5–1 cm long. Fruit enclosed by sepals and epicalyx, c. 0.5 cm wide. Flowers Dec.–Mar.
*CVU, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised SA, Tas. Native to Europe. Known in Victoria only from moist, fertile volcanic loams near Heywood, Daylesford and Lal Lal, though possibly more widespread. Occurs along roadsides and in pastures.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|