Sp. Pl. 444 (1753) APNI
Spreading herb 30–80 cm high, glabrous; stems rigid, much-branched. Leaves usually divided several times, 10–50 mm long, sessile, ultimate divisions more or less linear, mostly 1–2 mm wide, apex acute. Flowers solitary; pedicels to 20 mm long; sepals usually 5, linear, 8–20 mm long, often toothed or divided, free; petals usually 5, ovate-oblong, 12–17 mm long, sometimes toothed or lobed, apex obtuse, creamy-white. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, depressed globose, 7–10 mm long, 8–12 mm diam., stipitate, opening at apex. Flowers mostly Nov.–Feb.
*Gold, *MuF, *VRiv. Also naturalised SA, NSW. Native to Spain and northern Africa to Tibet. Known in Victoria only from the Katamatite, Mooroopna West and Nathalia areas where a weed of pasture.
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