Sp. Pl. 1: 148 (1753) APNI
Diminutive herb, to c. 15 cm high, sometimes unbranched. Leaves linear or narrowly oblong, 3–10 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, margins minutely serrulate, acutely tapered but blunt at the very apex. Flowers on pedicels 1–3 mm long; calyx 2–4 mm long, persisting and the lobes spreading star-like after the capsule has fallen; corolla c. one-third as long as calyx, lobes broadly obovate, with broadly acuminate apex, white; stamens attached at throat of corolla tube. Capsule broadly ovoid or c. spherical, c. 2 mm diam.; seeds c. elliptic, 1 mm long, dark red-brown, concave on inner face, rounded and transversely ridged dorsally. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
*CVU, *Gold, *VRiv. Also naturalised WA, SA. Collected rarely in Victoria and known only from Bendigo and Lurg (near Glenrowan), growing in raised, rocky areas. Very likely more common than records suggest, probably overlooked because of its diminutive size or similarity to other (e.g. Stellaria) species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|