Prodr. 3: 405 (1828) APNI
Erect annual herb; stems 2–5 cm long, reddish. Leaves broadly ovate, 3–6 mm long, imbricate, caducous. Inflorescence a short terminal cyme to c. 3 cm long, not pedunculate. Flowers to c. 5 mm diam., sessile; sepals ovate to triangular, to c. 1 mm long; petals lanceolate, to c. 3 mm long, acute, mucronate, white or pale pink; stamens 4 or 5, shorter than petals; style tip short. Follicles to c. 3 mm long, wide-spreading. Flowers spring–summer.
*CVU, *Gold, *VVP. Native of Europe. So far recorded for Victoria only near Clunes, Hepburn and Flinders Peak in the You Yangs but perhaps more widespread and overlooked due to its diminutive stature. Usually grows in grassy areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|