Flower and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Pilbara, WA

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Carnarvon Station Bush Heritage Reserve, via Augathella, Qld

Flower buds and leaves. Photo: Chris Lindorff, Ned's Corner Station Reserve, Lake Cullulleraine, Vic

Plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Pilbar, WA

Common Name

Hairy Carpet-weed




Annual or short lived perennial forb, prostrate or with ascending branches to 30cm long.  Leaves alternating along the stems or opposite each other, often appearing whorled, 0.5-3cm long, 6-20mm wide, flat, hairy.  Flowers with 5 'petals', white, yellow, or pale green on the inside, in clusters of 1-8 flowers at the bases of the leaves.  Family Aizoaceae in NSW and SA.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 293

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