Plants of the Castlemaine District.

White Purslane - native (Neopaxia australasica)

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Family: Portulacaceae (Portulacca Family).

Occurrence. Uncommon. Wet areas. It may be submerged.

As "australasica" suggests, White Purslane is native to Australia and New Zealand.

Identification: It is very variable species; it may form dense colonies only a few centimetres high; the form photographed is a taller form.

Neopaxia: Neo = new; paxia F. Pax, b1858, a German Botanist.

Photos: White Purslane, Harcourt North. All photos: Bonnie Humphreys.