Sp. Pl. 13 (1753) APNI
Sprawling annual; stems to c. 20 cm long; hairs scattered on branches and leaves. Leaves very broad-ovate 5–20 mm long and wide, apex very broad-obtuse, base truncate to subcordate, margins with 1–3 pairs of broad rounded teeth; petiole mostly 5–18 mm long. Flowers solitary in the axils of leaf-like bracts; pedicels 5–20 mm long. Calyx-lobes 3.5–6.5 mm long, 2.3–4 mm wide in fruit, ciliate; corolla c. 2.5 mm long, blue or lilac. Capsule deeply 4-lobed or c. globose, c. 4 mm diam., not compressed, glabrous; style 0.5–0.8 mm long. Flowers mostly spring.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Native to Europe. An uncommon weed of gardens and crops, recorded in Victoria from Castlemaine, Kyneton, Lara, Melbourne, Mornington and Stradbroke districts.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|