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Velvet Pink - introduced (*Petrorhagia dubia)
Other names: Formerly known as Petrorhagia velutina.
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Chickweed & Carnation family).
Native of Europe and the Mediterranean region.
Occurrence: A common weed of woodlands and grasslands.
- it is an erect annual plant to about half a metre high
- the pink flowers are at the ends of the branches and resemble tiny carnations
- the flowers are surrounded by light-brown papery leaves (bracts)
- there are glandular hairs on the stems.
It is an environmental weed.
Photos 1: Velvet Pink. Mt Alexander.