Perennial herb to about 50 cm high. Leaves ovate to oblong, sometimes fiddle-shaped. Flower clusters well separated and each cluster with 8-20 flowers; spring to summer.
Mediterranean, SW Asia
A native of the Mediterranean and SW Asia distinguished by the widely separated flower clusters with a leaf at the base and by the toothed fruit valves.
Naturalised in mostly moist ground of Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia (noxious).
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.