Flowers and seed cases. Photo: Don Wood, ACT

Seeds. Photo: Zoya Akulova, California

Rosette. Photo: Zoya Akulova, California

Plant. Photo: Javier Martin, Spain

Common Name

Long Storksbill; Big Heronsbill




Introduced annual forb to 40cm tall.  Leaves basal and opposite each other, basal leaves 6-14cm long, 20-40mm wide, stem leaves smaller.  Leaves flat, dissected, toothed, hairy.  Flowers blue to pink, with 5 petals, in umbels of 1-3 on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves. 

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 pages 430-431

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