Gratiola pedunculata R.Br.

Stalked Brooklime

Prodr. 435 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Erect to decumbent herb 13–50 cm high, with golden sessile glands on leaves, bracteoles and sepals; branches often rooting at base. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 0.8–3 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, base stem-clasping, margins toothed to almost entire. Flowers single, rarely 2, in bract axils; pedicels 8–26 mm long; bracteoles 1–3.5 mm long. Sepals 4–4.5 mm long (sepals and bracteoles usually finely glandular-pubescent when young); corolla 5–9 mm long, white to pink with yellow in mouth; staminodes 0 or 2. Capsule broad-ovoid, 3.5–5 mm long; style caducous, 1.5–2.4 mm long. Flowers spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, VVP. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. New Zealand. Uncommon in Victoria, recorded from Port Campbell area, Valencia Creek, Stratford, and Cann River area. Usually occurring with rushes and sedges at the margins of creeks, rivers and lagoons.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-03-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Gratiola
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Gratiola pedunculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gratiola pedunculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory