Common name: Rough Raspwort
Haloragis heterophylla Brongn. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb 15–50 cm high, arising from underground stolons; stems scabrous with hooked hairs.
Leaves mostly alternate with lowermost ones ± opposite; leaves below inflorescence ± linear or more usually deeply lobed, trifid or palmately multifid with segments or undivided leaves ± terete, 10–30 mm long, scabrous; tapering to base and ± sessile.
Dichasia 1–3-flowered; flowers shortly pedicellate. Petals 2.2–2.8 mm long, red. Ovary scabrous.
Fruit pyriform, 1.5–2.5 mm long, smooth at the top, ± wrinkled at the base.
Distribution and occurrence: in moist areas in various habitats especially around creeks and drainage lines.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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