Samolus repens

Common Name:

Creeping Brookweed



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTVWXZ) all States except NT
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Saline depressions and seepage zones 1

Flower Description:

White or pale pink 1


Creeping, procumbent or erect perennial herb to 40 cm long 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species grows in saline areas. Its flowers are in leaf axils and flower stalks are 0.5-4 cm long. The petals are fused and have 5 lobes. Fruit is a woody ovoid capsule 1


Image: Freya Thomas

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