Aliso 5: 249 (1963) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Matted perennial herb with vigorous leafy stolons, often with stems ascending to 15 cm high, lower branches rooting in mud; stems with dense or sparse curved hairs. Leaves opposite on lower stems, alternate near inflorescences, narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 2–9 mm wide, glabrous but for a few marginal hairs, apex rounded, base tapering, margins with sparse, shallow teeth, often undulate; petiole to 1 mm long. Flowers with or without a few long hairs inside the hypanthium; sepals lanceolate, 2–4 mm long; petals pale purplish-pink, 3.5–7 mm long. Capsule 1–2.5 cm long, with a sparse, close pubescence; pedicel to 3 mm long; seeds 1.3–1.4 mm long, coma absent, pale cellular rim present on adaxial side. Flowers mainly Dec.–Feb.
CVU, EGU, HNF, SnM, VAlp. NSW, Tas. In Victoria confined to alpine and subalpine areas where it grows in moist peaty depressions in grassland, or in temporary shallow pools. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|