Common name: Native Pearlwort
Sagina namadgi L.G.Adams APNI*
Description: Diffusely branching perennial with fibrous roots, often rooting at the nodes.
Leaves 4–10 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide, apex acute or mucronate, not awned.
Flowers axillary, solitary, pedicels 4–15 mm long. Sepals 1.5 mm long, with scarious margins.
Capsule 2–3 mm long, up to twice the length of sepals.
Distribution and occurrence: In the New England area and south from the A.C.T.
In sub-alpine sphagnum bogs and on creek margins, often in Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
This endemic species is notably different from the introduced cosmopolitan species in that the seeds have the dorsal margin rounded, never flattened or grooved as in S. apetala and S. procumbens. Ref. Adams 1996a
Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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