Sp. Pl. 645 (1753) APNI
Annual or biennial herb, 10–50 cm high; stems erect, covered with soft hairs. Leaves moderately to densely hairy; basal leaves 2–3-pinnately lobed; stem leaves becoming smaller, to 5 cm long, 1–4 mm wide, pinnate to toothed. Inflorescence a dense elongating raceme. Sepals 0.5–1 mm long; petals narrow, shorter than sepals, white; nectaries insignificant, shield-shaped at base of petals; stamens 2; stigma subsessile. Fruit broadly elliptic to circular, 2–3.5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, without hairs, wings narrow, forming open apical notch; pedicels 2–3 mm long, hairy on upper surface. Flowers summer–autumn.
*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *HSF, *MuF, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, Qld, NSW, New Zealand. Native to South America. Weed of urban areas, possibly not naturalised outside towns and cities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|