Stellaria flaccida—Forest Starwort—CARYOPHYLLACEAE.

Stellaria flaccida

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Habitat—Grows in moist shady places in gullies and on margins of rainforest.

Distribution—Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Description—Procumbent or ascending perennial herb, glabrous or almost so, hairy at nodes.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head Flora Park, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Copeland, Karloo Street Reserve, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Tiona and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Ovate to lanceolate, 7 to 18 mm long, 2 to 8 mm wide, acute; margins undulate, ciliate at base; petiole 2 to 6 mm long.

Stellaria flaccida
Stellaria flaccida

Inflorescence.—Solitary, pedicel 20 to 40 mm long. Sepals broad—lanceolate, 4 to 7 mm long, with multicellular hairs. Petals longer than sepals, deeply bifid. Stamens 10.

Flowering.—September to January

Fruit.—Capsule ovoid; seeds few, tuberculate

Ripe.—Spring to late Summer.