Common Name

Cushion Knawel




Annual forb, sprawling or to 15cm tall.  Leaves in clusters on the stems, in opposite pairs, the bases of each pair of leaves joined and encircling the stem.  Leaves 0.5-1.2cm long, linear, hairless, with stiff, somewhat sharp, straight points.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), with 5 green 'petals', in few flowered clusters at the bases of the leaves and on 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 304

PlantNet description with line drawing and photoof dried plants:

Dried plant. © copyright of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Plant from the Wimmera,  Vic, collected 1848.