Common name: Hairy Rupturewort
Herniaria cinerea DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Herniaria hirsuta auct. non L. APNI*
Description: Annual prostrate herb covered with short bristly hairs, greyish green.
Leaves elliptic to obovate, 3–11 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, the upper leaves often appearing alternate.
Clusters 6–12-flowered. Sepals c. 1.5 mm long, green, somewhat concave, covered with stiff bristles. Stamens 2.
Distribution and occurrence: Small weed found in poorer soils. Native of Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Treated under the name H. hirsuta in Fl NSW vol 1 (1990) but that was a misapplication of that name.
Text by A. Doust (1999); edited KL Wilson (May 2010)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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