Dried plants. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, plant from the Phillipines

Dried plants. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, plants from Iraq

Common Name

Jerry Water-fire, Water-fire




Annual forb to 50cm tall. Leaves opposite each other, 0.8-3cm long, 3-10mm wide, flat, hairless or slightly hairy, edges entire or toothed, with pointed tips. Flowers small (less than 3mm across) with 5 white petals, shorter than the sepals, in dense clusters at the bases of the leaves. Vulnerable Vic.

Short description (spelled Bergia ammanioides) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 499

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