Other names: Red Bartsia, Parentucellia latifolia.
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.