Sp. Pl. 353 (1753) APNI
Vegetatively resembling E. lusitanica, but stems covered by erect, shortly branched hairs, and leaves slightly coarser (c. 0.7 mm wide), readily deciduous in dried specimens. Flowers arranged as in E. lusitanica; bracteoles 3, c. 1 mm long, appearing ± whorled; sepals c. 1.5 mm long; corolla campanulate to almost ovoid, 2.5–3 mm long, white, lobes rounded, c. 1 mm long, erect; stamens included in corolla; style exserted from corolla after anthesis; locules of anthers fused, c. 1 mm long, each with a fringed basal appendage c. 0.5 mm long. Capsule broadly ovoid, c. 2 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Sep.
*GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised SA. Native to the Mediterranean area and south-western Europe. Known in Victoria from a few collections from the Hurstbridge and Oakleigh areas, but possibly overlooked due to its similarity to the commoner E. lusitanica.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|