Syn. Pl. 1: 171 (1805) APNI
Creeping, procumbent or erect, glabrous herb, often rhizomatous or stoloniferous, sometimes rosetted at base; leafy stems to c. 40 cm long. Cauline leaves oblanceolate to obovate (rosette leaves, if present, often spathulate), ± sessile, 1–3 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, subfleshy, apex acute or obtuse. Flowers solitary in axils or in few-flowered corymbs; pedicels 0.5–4 cm long, each subtended by a slightly reduced leaf-like bract; calyx 3–5 mm long (to c. 6 mm in fruit), lobes acute, 2–4 mm long, erect; corolla lobes obovate, spreading, exceeding calyx by 2–4 mm, united in the lower third, white or pale pink; stamens and staminodes inserted at throat of corolla. Capsule somewhat woody, ovoid, c. 5 mm long. Flowers mainly summer.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HNF, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Locally abundant in saline and subsaline depressions and seepage zones, tidal fiats, lake margins, etc., usually on silty or clayey soils. Mostly near-coastal, but not uncommon in the Skipton-Lake Bolac areas, also Salt Lake near Mt Arapiles, Dimboola district, and an extraordinary occurrence at Lake Omeo, Benambra, at c. 750 m altitude.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|