Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:348 (1867).
Synonymy: Dimetopia cyanopetala F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:231 (1859); Didiscus cyanopetalus (F. Muell.)F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:46 (1875).
Common name: Purple trachymene, purple parsnip.
Glabrescent annual herb, 5-25 cm high; stem erect or ascending, branched, often from the base, rarely simple; leaves petiolate; leaf blades broad-ovate to orbicular in outline, c. 20 mm long, 15-20 mm broad, sparsely hairy below, palmatisect, deeply cut into 3-5 narrow-cuneate entire or mostly 2- or 3-lobed segments; petiole slender, to 30 mm long, sheathing at the base.
Umbels shortly pedunculate, 3-6-flowered; involucral bracts 4 or 5, ovate-lanceolate, ciliate; pedicels very short; petals bluish.
Fruit 5-6 mm long; both mericarps densely covered with purplish flat simple or barbellate soft hairs or bristles.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 544.
On sand or stony soil in woodland and open places, often in damp sites.
S.Aust.: GT, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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