Rough scrambley plant to 35 cm tall. The stems die back every year and are covered in spreading hooked hairs. Grey-green rough lance-shaped leaves to 40 mm long with thickened edges that are sometimes toothed. Green or reddish flowers in clusters of 3-5 at the base of the leaves and towards the ends of the branches.
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H. heterophylla var. aspera
Stem leaves are not lobed, have distant teeth and are covered in hairs that are hooked at the tip. Rootstock deeply rhizomatous.
Perennial. Heavy soils near watercourses or seasonally inundated areas. Also colonizes disturbed ground and agricultural land where it can be difficult to controll because of its deep rootstock.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia