Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Scorpiurus muricatus L.
 Description

Glabrous or sparsely hairy annual;  stems ribbed.  Lvs sparsely hairy along margins, elliptic to ovate, acute or obtuse, c. 60–120 mm long (excluding petiole);  petiole somewhat < blade; stipules partly adnate to petiole, ovate-lanceolate, 10–30 mm long.  Infl. long-pedunculate, (1)–2–4-flowered.  Calyx sparsely hairy;  calyx teeth triangular-acuminate, < or = tube.  Corolla yellow, 8–12 mm long. Pod glabrous, c. 10 mm diam., with 2–8, 1-seeded segments;  outer 4–6 ribs tuberculate or spinose;  seeds crescent-shaped.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic