L., Fl. Palaest. 32 (1756).
Synonymy: P. diffusa Mert. & Koch in Roehl. Deustchl. Fl. 1:827 (1823).
Common name: Wall pellitory, pellitory-of-the-wall.
Perennial, woody at the base, with ascending stems usually 10-30 cm high; leaves thinnish, usually ovate, often somewhat attenuate, 3-nerved from the base, usually 1-5 cm long, usually with crisped hairs at least below along the main veins, on slender petioles.
Flowers all bisexual or some female, usually more than 6 in the axil of each leaf; bracts 1-2 mm long, ovate or lanceolate, sparsely or densely pilose; perianth of fruiting flowers longer than surrounding bracts, 1.5-4 mm long, hairy but without papilla-like hairs; style present.
achene ovoid, brown or black, glossy, 1-1.5 mm long.
A few collections of this species have been made in S.Aust. from disturbed areas.
S.Aust.: MU, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; ?Vic. Native to Europe, naturalised in Australia.
Flowering time: Jan. — April.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Those from the MU are atypical in the large size of the leaves (up to 7 cm long) and they may prove to be incorrectly identified.
Not yet available