Polycarpon tetraphyllum

Common Name:

Four-leaved Allseed

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (all grids) also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

A weed of disturbed soils and waste places 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Annual, biennial or perennial 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a slender taproot and stems that are prostrate to ascending. The inflorescence is much branched 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora UoQ VicFlora

Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria