Erodium malacoides (L.) Willd. APNI*
Description: Ascending to erect annual herb to 50 cm high, stems with non-glandular and glandular hairs.
Basal leaves pinnatifid; lamina ovate to cordate, to 5 cm long and 4 cm wide, 5–7-lobed with lobes toothed, both surfaces softly hairy; petiole 4–9 cm long, hirsute.
Flowers in umbels of 5–7; peduncle 3–5 cm long; pedicels c. 1.5 cm long. Sepals 4–5 mm long, densely glandular hairy. Petals slightly longer than sepals, deep pink to mauve.
Fruit 2.5–3.5 cm long; mericarps hirsute, both the pit and the furrow well-defined and with large glandular hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in disturbed sites and wasteland; chiefly in the Hay district. Native of Medit. region.
NSW subdivisions: *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by B.J. Conn (2006)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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