Common name: Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Mother-of Thousands
Cymbalaria muralis G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Schreb. APNI*
Description: Procumbent herb, glabrous apart from a few hairs on young shoots and pedicels; branches, petioles and pedicels often reddened.
Leaves with lamina transversely elliptic to ovate, 5–30 mm long, 5–35 mm wide, base ± cordate, margins with 5–11 teeth, discolorous, upper surface dark green, lower surface grey-green; petiole to 5 cm long.
Pedicels 1–6 cm long in flower, elongating and decurved in fruit. Sepals 2–2.5 mm long. Corolla 6–8.5 mm long, purple, glabrous outside, pubescent within tube on lower side; spur decurved, 2–3 mm long; palate white, with 2 bright yellow ridges. Anthers white.
Capsule transverse-oblong, ± flattened, c. 3 mm long and 4 mm wide, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in crevices in walls, and in moist sites in gardens and glasshouses. Native of Eur. & NW Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *CT, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *S.A. *W.A.
Text by W. R. Barker
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. muralis|
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