scale bar = 1cm.
Chile Nailwort - introduced (*Paroynchia franciscana)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Chickweed & Carnation family).
Native of Chile.
Occurrence: An uncommon weed of waste areas.
- it is a prostrate perennial with branched stems
- the leaves are small, stalkless and crowded
- the petals are absent
- the sepals are greyish, and have a slender erect awn.
Photo: Dried specimen of Chile Nailwort, from a weedy
section of Campbells Creek at Campbells Creek.