Cymbalaria Hill.

Greek kymbalon — cymbal, referring to the shapes of the leaves of some species.

Creeping herbaceous perennials. Leaves roundish, stalked, generally with palmate venation. Flowers solitary, axillary, purplish to white. Calyx with 5 lobes. Corolla with unequal segments, spurred at the base. Stamens 4. Fruit a spherical capsule.

One species is naturalised and a frequent garden weed, often growing on walls, masonry and other structures.

Plants readily rooting at the nodes.

Like Linaria but leaves palmately veined and flowers solitary.

9 species from W Europe.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Plantaginaceae
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