Hairy, prostrate, spreading perennial herb. Leaves ovate to about 5 cm long, 3 cm wide, blotched reddish brown. Flowers in dense almost round heads about 1 cm wide; summer. Perianth segments pink. Nut 1.5-2 mm long, 3-angled, shiny. [Polygonum capitatum D. Don]
Naturalised in NSW, SA, possibly also Vic.
Source: (1997). Polygonaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.