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

Flowers. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers and fruiting bodies. Photo: Richard Hartland, Vic

Shrub. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Blue Crowfoot, Blue Storksbill, Blue Heronsbill




Annual or biennial forb, to 90cm tall or sprawling.  Leaves basal and opposite each other, basal leaves 1.5-6cm long, 10-30mm wide, stem leaves smaller.  Leaves deeply dissected into three flat lobes which are again lobed or toothed, hairy.  Leaves sometimes appear compound, with 3 leaflets.  Flowers blue, with 5 petals, in umbels of 2-6, rarely solitary, 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 page 431

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