Sprawling short-lived species with straggly weak whitish stems up to 1 m long. Widely-spaced narrow pale green leaves with a softly pointed tip. Masses of white single flowers.
|Former Scientific Name||
Stellaria angustifolia var. angustifolia, Stellaria palustris var. palustris
Often in clumps or tufts.
Annual or semi-perennial. Moist places, swamps and seasonally flooded places.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
All Stellaria have thickened stems where the paired leaves attach. The thin petals are deeply divided so that it looks like ten petals.
Previously known as Stellaria palustris var. palustris which is now considered an introduced species from Europe and Asia.