Low growing herb to 10 cm tall. The dull green to reddish leaves are wedge-shaped with tooth-edged margins to 50 mm long and 6 mm wide, arranged in 2 opposite rows. Flowers with five pale blue-lilac and white petals held on hairy stalks.
Sometimes has stems which zig zag. Young growth hairy.
Perennial. Forms roots at leaf nodes to grow as loose mats. Occurs in seasonally waterlogged soils along the edges of swamps and drainage lines. Each plant has separate male or female flowers.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia