Flowers, fruiting bodies, and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

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Introduced annual forb to 20cm tall or prostrate.  Leaves basal and opposite each other, basal leaves 1.8-3.5cm long, 7-15mm wide, flat, sticky, hairy, lobed and toothed.  Flowers pink to mauve or bluish-purple, with 5 petals, in umbels of 2-5 flowers on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves. 

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 430

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