Sp. Pl. 1: 431 (1753) APNI
Procumbent shrub; stems to 35 cm long, intricate, reddish, rooting at nodes. Leaves linear-terete, 8–20 mm long, imbricate, apiculate at apex, often spurred at base, reddish or glaucous. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, somewhat globular, branches often drooping, up to c. 6 cm long. Flowers c. 12 mm diam., subsessile or pedicellate; sepals lanceolate, 3–4 mm long; petals linear-lanceolate, 6–7 mm long, acute to acuminate, usually bright yellow; stamens 10–14. Follicles 4.5–6 mm long, erect, yellow. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
*CVU, *VVP. Native to Europe, recorded in Victoria near Clunes and Gellibrand Hill, plants apparently escaped from nearby gardens or established from dumped garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|