Common Name

Fairy Spectacles




Annual forb, prostrate, stems 5-25cm long.  Leaves basal and alternating up the stems, occasionally opposite each other. Leaves to 5cm long, flat, hairless, edges entire to lobed or dissected.  Basal leaves withering without falling.  Flowers often tiny (less than 3mm across) white, pink, or mauve, with 4 petals, in racemes which lengthen as the fruiting bodies mature, at the ends of the stems. 

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 329

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