Monogr. Epilobium 296, t. 20, fig. 84 (1884) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Matted perennial herb, prostrate and rooting at the nodes or with stem-tips ascending to c. 10 cm high; stems glabrous or with fine hairs in lines decurrent from leaf bases. Leaves crowded, opposite on lower stems, alternate near inflorescence, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 0.5–2 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, glabrous, glossy, margins with sparse, shallow teeth, apex acute, base tapering; petiole 1–2 mm long. Flowers with inside of hypanthium glabrous; sepals lanceolate, 2–3 mm long; petals white, 3–5 mm long. Capsule 1–2 cm long, glabrous; pedicel 1–4 cm long; seeds 0.8–0.9 mm long, papillose, comose. Flowers mainly Dec.–Feb.
VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. In Victoria confined to alpine areas of the Bogong High Plains and nearby peaks where it grows in moist gravelly places especially in out-wash areas below areas of late-lying snow. .
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