Creeping, evergreen prostrate herb
with hairy stems and leaves. Grows a fruit which catches in animal fur and our socks. Plant spreads by sending down roots at nodes along its stems
4-5 square metres
7-9 toothed leaflets up to 12 mm long and 5 mm wide. Upper leaf surface shining, dark green and hairless; lower leaf surface bluish-green and hairy.
Flower-head globular, 6-10 mm diameter and greenish-white.
August to April
Fruiting-head globular from 20-25 mm diameter with 10 mm reddish-brown spines having backward pointing barbs at their ends.
From seed or by transplanting.
Naturally occurring plants in dry, shaded or cool positions often develop sparse foliage.Common to the Eastern states of Australia.
Rosellas eat the seeds.
Common, not threatened
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