Plant. Photo: Mike Plagens, Arizona, USA

Flowering plant. Photo: Charles Webber, California, USA

Common Name

Rupturewort; Herniaria; Dense Mat Plant; Hairy Rupturewort






Introduced annual forb, prostrate.  Upper leaves alternating along the stems. Leaves 0.3-1.1cm long, 1-3mm wide, linear to flat, covered in short bristly hairs, with hairy edges.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), green, with 5 'petals', in spherical 6-12 flowered clusters at the bases of the leaves.

Description and photo (as Herniaria hirsuta) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 301

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