Pers., Syn. Pl. 1:171 (1805).
Synonymy: Sheffieldia repens Forster & Forster f., Char. Gen. Pl. 18:t. 9 (1776).
Common name: Creeping brookweed.
Perennials often forming dense tufts of erect little-branched stems to 60 cm high but some branches decumbent and rooting runner-like; basal leaves oblanceolate to obovate-spathulate, 10-50 x 4-12 mm, with a long cuneate base, acute, glabrous, fleshy and usually with venation not visible; cauline leaves much smaller and tending to be linear-lanceolate to linear.
Inflorescence a corymb at least when flowering and often becoming a raceme when fruiting particularly in shade forms with more than 6 flowers; calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate to triangular, 2-3.5 mm long, acute, not ridged; corolla white often tinged pink; tube shorter to longer than the calyx; lobes oblanceolate, 2.5-5 mm long; anthers usually ovoid, with a terminal appendage shorter than to as long as the anthers.
Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 192.
S.Aust.: LE, NU, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States except N.T. New Zealand.
Flowering time: July — Nov.
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