Plants of the Castlemaine District

Starwort - introduced (*Callitriche brutia subsp brutia)

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Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain family).

Native of Europe and Greenland.

Occurrence: Uncommon. Grows in water. It is an environmental weed.


Common Starwort (*Callitriche stagnalis) is similar but has only paired oval leaves. It also grows in water.

Name. Callitriche: beautiful + hair.

Pressed and dried specimens. Mt Alexander.