Annual herb about 50 cm tall but generally less than 20 cm. Leaves obovate to spoonshaped, 1-4 cm long with a blunt tip; margins finely toothed. Floral head an umbel of 3-5 rays, 3-forked then 2-forked. Cyathia about 2 mm long, stalked and with fringed lobes.
Rarely cultivated but a common weed near buildings in most states.
Source: (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.