Callitriche muelleri

Rounded Water Starwort

Creeping terrestrial or amphibious annual herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyPlantaginaceae (syn. Callitrichaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate x 10-20 cm
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesTiny dark green rhomboidal leaves to 7.5 mm x 5 mm. Single tooth on each side of leaf.
  • Flower colourFruit pale
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersFlowers paired, tiny male and female flower together in 1 leaf axil, male flowers reduced to 1 stamen, female to 2 styles and ovaries. Large wing on fruit.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soils in boggy sites, tolerating periods in water. Dappled and full shade.
  • Garden useSuitable for bog gardens and pond edges.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites where it may be common. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 Ken Harris ©; 2 E. Mayfield, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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