L., Sp. Pl. 463 (1753).
Synonymy: Mollugo hirta Thunb., Prod. PI. Cap. 20 (1794); M. glinus A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1:48 (1847).
Common name: Hairy carpet-weed.
Stems prostrate or ascending, stout, 10-30 cm long, the whole plant grey and softly stellate-tomentose; leaves petiolate, orbicular-cuneate to oblong-spathulate, 5-30 mm long.
Flowers in leaf-opposed clusters of 1-8; perianth-segments more or less similar, usually 6-8 mm long, white or yellow inside; stamens 10-20, the outer often 2-fid and lacking anthers; styles 5.
Capsule enclosed in the perianth, 5-valved; seeds smooth, ridged or tuberculate.
||Twig, 2-fid staminode, stamens and pistil and seed
Image source: fig. 111 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 293.
S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. All mainland States. Also native to Africa; Europe; Asia.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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