Stylidium perpusillum

Common name: 

Slender Trigger-plant

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (CDEHJKMNPT) also WA, SA, Tas

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

Damp or wet heathlands north of Darby Saddle1

Flower description:



Erect ephemeral herb to 4 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has all white flowers and a corolla that is less than 5 mm across, with few leaves2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


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