Spreading herb with running stems growing to 40 cm tall from a rosette of leaves at ground level. Leaves bluish-green, not hairy, divided into numerous leaflets with toothed edges. Small flowers whitish-green, forming a long spike along the flower stem. The flowers develop into spiny or spiky burrs (seedheads).
Fern-like leaves that are hairless. Stems red without hairs. Spiky burrs (seeds).
Perennial. Common on the Vicn Volcanic Plains grasslands. This plant is wind pollinated and has small, insignificant flowers with no petals.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia