L., Sp. Pl. 282 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Flycatcher.
Annual herb with fibrous roots; stem simple, to 50 cm long, often lax, pubescent; leaves cauline, scattered; lamina narrowly linear, acute, to 10 cm long, gradually narrowed to a glabrous petiole 5-10 mm long, stipules absent.
Inflorescences cauline and terminal, racemose, to 50 cm long, glandular, 3-25-flowered, peduncle up to 15 cm long; bracts linear, 1-3 mm long; pedicels 6-18 mm long; sepals lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 3-5 mm long, entire to serrulate, glandular; petals cuneate-obovate, 5-12 mm long, pink, orange to white; styles 3, bipartite to the base; stigmas papillose.
Image source: fig 202f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 340; R. Erickson (1968) Plants of prey, t. 12(2).
All mainland States; rare in Vic. Widespread in Asia.
Flowering time: mainly April — Aug.
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