Sagina apetala

Common Name:

Common Pearlwort

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFHJKLMNPRSTUVWXZ) also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Ephemeral weed of waste ground 1

Flower Description:

Minute or absent 1


Annual 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is an annual with a slender taproot. It is hairless or sparsely hairy 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

eFloras NSW Flora 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