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Stellaria

Stellaria pungens Brongn.
Prickly  Starwort
Common in alpine areas.This species has hairy stems and leaves.


Stellaria pungens Stellaria pungens
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location:Mt Buffalo, Victoria Location:Mt Buffalo, Victoria
  GPS coordinates:36˚46.004S, 146°46.833E GPS coordinates:36˚46.004S, 146°46.833E
  Date of photo:1 January 2017 Date of photo:1 January 2017
  Field No.:5862 Field No.:5862
     
  Stellaria pungens Stellaria pungens
  Description:Plant in habitat Description:Plant
  Location:Thredbo, New South Wales Location:Mt Buller summit, Victoria
  GPS coordinates: N/A GPS coordinates: 37˚08.671S 146˚25.577E
  Date of photo:22 January 2012 Date of photo:6 February 2014
  Field No.:U613 Field No.:2356
     
  Stellaria pungens Stellaria pungens
 
  Description:Flowers with Epilobium gunniana Description:Flower and leaves
  Location:Mt Cope, Falls Creek,Victoria Location:Ben Lomond, Tasmania
GPS coordinates:36˚55.309S 147˚17.763E GPS coordinates:41˚30.254S 147˚37.230E
  Date of photo:19 January 2012 Date of photo:20 January 2010
  Field No.:U614 Field No.:U615
  Stellaria pungens Stellaria pungens
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Mt Buller summit, Victoria Location:Thredbo, New South Wales
  GPS coordinates: 37˚08.671S 146˚25.577E GPS coordinates: N/A
  Date of photo:6 February 2014 Date of photo:22 January 2012
  Field No.:2356 Field No.:U613
     
     

 References (accessed 26 January 2016):

http://www.utas.edu.au/dicotkey/dicotkey/CARYOPH/sStellaria_pungens.htm

Cathy H. Miller & Judy G. West, A Revision of the genus Stellaria (Caryophyllaceae) in Australia, Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, 25 (2012) 2754

 

 

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