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Common Bartsia -introduced (*Parentucellia latifolia)

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Other names: Red Bartsia.

Family: Orobanchaceae (Orobanche family).

Native of the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: Widespread. May grow in forest clearings, roadsides and in paddocks.


In Central Victoria it is more common in areas of higher rainfall areas or damper positions.

Photos 1: Common Bartsia. It has paired, toothed leaves and red flowers growing from the leaf base. Barkly. 2, 3: Paddock with Common Bartsia. Baynton.