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Four-leaved Allseed - introduced (*Polycarpon tetraphyllum)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Chickweed & Carnation family).
Native of Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Occurrence: Four-leaved Allseed is most often a weed of urban
areas. It also grows in gardens and waste areas.
Identification: The common name is appropriate - the plant appears to be mostly seed, and the leaves appear to be in fours.
- it is a small plant growing to about 5 cm high
- the leaves are on slender stalks and are widest above the centre
- the small white petals are smaller than the green sepals and are inconspicuous
- it produces abundant seed.
Photos 1, 2: Four-leaved Allseed in flower. Castlemaine.