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Annual forb to 60cm tall.  Leaves opposite each other, lobed or stem-clasping at the base, 0.5-5cm long, 1.5-8mm wide, flat, upper surface rough, lower surface hairless. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), pink to purple or violet, tubular, with 4 lobes, often with 0 petals, in loose or dense groups or 4-12 on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.  Vulnerable Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 509

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Photo of plant. Unknown photographer, Wikimedia, unknown place