Common Name

Tiny Bow-flower




Annual forb, prostrate, stems to 4cm long.  Leaves alternating up the stems, more or less stem-clasping, 0.3-1.5cm long, to 1mm wide, linear to narrow and flat, sticky, hairy sometimes becoming hairless, with pointed tips.  Flowers small (less than 3mm across) white to pink, with 0 petals. Flowerheads cylindrical, borne singly at the ends of the stems.

Description (as Toxanthes perpusilla) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 711

PlantNET description with line drawings and photos of dried plants: