Mitrasacme pilosa

Common name: 

Hairy Mitrewort

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKPSTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Wet places in heathlands and grasslands1

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Prostrate, perennial herb to 10 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

There are two varieties, both are found at the Prom. Mitrasacme pilosa var. pilosa has shorter pedicels (to 10 mm long) and a hairy calyx. Mitrasacme pilosa var. stuartii has long pedicels (15-65 mm) and a calyx without hairs2

Images:
Image of Mitrasacme pilosa
Image of Mitrasacme pilosa Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria