Pers., Syn. Pl. 1:520 (1805).
Synonymy: C. tetrandum Curtis, Fl. Lond. 2: t. 93 (1791).
Common name: None
Annual to c. 30 cm high; stem with glandular and usually some eglandular hairs; leaves 5-20 mm long, ovate-oblanceolate, hairy.
Pedicels longer than the sepals; bracts usually herbaceous; sepals 4-9 mm long, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, with scarious margins at the apex, with glandular and some eglandular hairs not exceeding the apex; petals shorter than the sepals, 2-fid; stamens and styles 4 or 5.
Capsule 5-10 mm long, seeds 0.4-0.7 mm; chestnut-brown, tuberculate.
Only twice recorded in S.Aust. [in 1986].
S.Aust.: YP, SL, KI, SE. Vic. Native to Europe.
Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.
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