L., Demonstr. Pl. 7 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Small slender much-branched spreading glaucous annual, up to 30 cm high; lower leaves narrow-spathulate to linear, petiolate, 1-3 cm long, obtuse to acute; upper leaves linear, sessile, semi-amplexicaul, acuminate, with 3-5 parallel veins.
Umbels with 3-6 unequal filiform rays and 3-6 linear 3-nerved involucral bracts (0.25-0.5 times as long as the longest ray); umbellules 3-6-flowered, with 3-6- linear-lanceolate or rarely narrow-elliptical prominently 3-veined aristate bracteoles which exceed the flowers.
Fruit subglobular, c. 1.5 mm long, studded with small white tubercles which conceal the slender fibs; carpophore undivided, persistent; vittae absent.
Zohary (1972) Flora Palaestina 2:t. 599.
Dry places, on sandy soils, mainly in coastal areas.
S.Aust.: NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.. Native to southern Europe.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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