Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen 2: 20 (1868) APNI
Leaves 1.5–10 cm long, 0.1–4 cm wide; young leaves and the leaves of depauperate plants are often linear. Pedicel slender, ascending to spreading, 0.5–1 cm long, enlarging in fruit. Outer perianth green; inner perianth white or very pale pink. Aggregate fruit with each follicle 5–6 mm long, all united basally reminiscent of the spokes of a wheel. Flowers throughout year, particularly Oct.–Feb.
CVU, EGL, GipP, Gold, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All states. Occurs in freshwater lakes and swampy areas, in shallow water. .
This species varies enormously in habit and size. Greatly reduced individuals are annuals, less than 15 cm high, with lamina less than 2 cm long and often less than 0.5 cm wide, and the inflorescence is few-flowered.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|