*Sheradia arvensis

Family Rubiaceae

Field Madder

Short-lived ascending to procumbent herb with weak stems to 30 cm long. Longevity to 1 year.

Flowers: Pink to lilac, September December.

Fruit: Dry 2-lobed fruit 25 mm long.

Seed:

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Native of Europe and West Asia.
  • Weed of grasslands in full sun.
  • Occasional in grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

 

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Sheradia arvensis plant

Sheradia arvensis flower