Stellaria multiflora subsp. multiflora

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous herb, often mat-forming or erect; stems to 36 cm long, sometimes rooting at nodes. Leaves sessile to petiolate, obovate, elliptic, ovate or linear, 4–10 mm long, (0.6–)1–2.5(–3.5) mm wide, usually acute. Fruiting pedicle to 20 mm long, collar absent. Petals 0, sometimes 2–4, (0.2–)0.5–0.8(–1) mm long, shortly bifid or reduced to a single arm; stamens 5–10. Capsule broad ellipsoid, (2–)2.5–5(–5.5) mm long, usually 2–3 mm wide, shorter or longer than sepals; valves straight or spreading, apex strongly revolute. Seeds (5–) 7–21, suborbicular to broadly ellipsoid, 0.5–1(–1.3) mm long. Flowers Sept.–Nov.

CVU, HNF, NIS, OtP, VAlp. Scattered, but rather uncommon, occurring in a range of habitats (including low forest and heathlands, and alpine grassland).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-05-25
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Stellaria multiflora subsp. multiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Stellaria multiflora subsp. multiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales