Common name: common brookweed, water pimpernel
Samolus valerandi L. APNI*
Synonyms: Samolus valerandii APNI*
Description: Herb with weakly erect stems, mostly 10–30 cm high; stems ± smooth.
Cauline leaves mostly 10–20 mm wide.
Flowers in terminal racemes, leafless or with leaves subtending the lowermost flowers only; floral bract minute, usually ≤ 1 mm long and situated c. midway along the pedicel. Sepals 0.3–0.5 mm long. Petals 1.5–2 mm long, white.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist shady situations and freshwater stream margins.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. W.A.
Sometimes placed in Theophrastaceae.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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