Elench. Pl. Horti Matr. 39 (1803) APNI
Erect robust biennial 0.4–2 m high, moderately to densely covered by short glandular and longer eglandular hairs. Leaves bidentate to dentate, acuminate, often only weakly rosetted at base; lowest leaves lyrate-pinnatifid, 15–25 cm long, 4–7 cm wide, base truncate or cordate, distinctly petiolate; upper leaves ovate, stem-clasping. Racemes simple, 20–50 cm or more long; flowers solitary in bract axils; bracts 1.5–3 cm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Sepals ovate to narrow-ovate, unequal, 8–15 mm long; corolla 30–50 mm diam., yellow with a purple centre, upper lobes shortest; stamens 4 (no staminodes), lower pair longest, 14–16 mm long, filaments of upper pair villous, of lower pair glabrous, anthers of upper pair reniform, of lower pair c. linear, decurrent. Capsule broad-ovoid, 9–15 mm long, glandular-pubescent. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
*CVU, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *HSF, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, Tas. Native to the western Mediterranean region. Scattered and rather uncommon in Victoria, recorded from weedy areas e.g. near Heywood, South Morang, Buchan.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||naturalised|