Sp. Pl. 1: 432 (1753) APNI
Loosely tufted, mat-forming subshrub; stems to 18 cm long, ascending, light green or reddish, rooting at nodes. Leaves somewhat scattered, linear-cylindrical to ovoid-globose, 4–12 mm long, thick, somewhat flattened on the upper surface, obtuse, mid green, often reddish. Inflorescence a dense terminal subcorymbose cyme to c. 6 cm long. Flowers 1.5–3 mm diam., pedicellate; sepals ovate, c. 1 mm long; petals lanceolate-elliptic, 2–4 mm long, ± acute, white, rarely pink; stamens 10. Follicles c. 2.5–3 mm long, erect, whitish-pink. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
*EGU, *GipP, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP. Native to the Mediterranean region. Naturalised in Victoria at Ballarat, Barwon Heads, Mt Eliza, Orford, and Willis. Plants have apparently escaped from nearby gardens or established from dumped garden refuse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|