Bartsia trixago L. APNI*
Synonyms: Bellardia trixago (L.) All. APNI*
Description: Erect viscid herb 10–70 cm high, simple or with a few ascending branches arising from the middle nodes, densely covered by soft glandular and often stiff non-glandular hairs.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate to linear, 1.5–9 cm long, 1–15 mm wide, margins coarsely toothed, upper leaves with 4–6 pairs of teeth.
Racemes dense, with many subsessile flowers, bracts becoming shorter and ± entire towards apex. Calyx 8–10 mm long. Corolla 17–20 mm long, purple to pink with a spreading whitish or yellowish lower lip, rarely entirely white.
Capsule broad-ovoid to globose, 10–12 mm long, densely non-glandular-strigose.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soil, often in mallee or in disturbed sites or in crops; south from Blayney district. Native of Medit. region.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *CT, *CWS, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by W. R. Barker
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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