Flowering stem. Photo: Russell Cumming, Perth, WA

Plant. Photo: Russell Cumming, Perth, WA

Common Name

Strap Purslane




Annual forb, sprawling, with stems to 40cm long. Stems and leaves succulent, hairless. Leaves basal and alternating along the stems, 1.5-3cm long, 2-4mm wide, flat to flattened cylindrical. Flowers often small (less than 3mm across), with 4-5 white to pale pink petals, solitary at the ends of the flowering stems and on short stalks arising from the flowering stems, forming short clusters. Rare Vic.

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