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Prickly Starwort - native (Stellaria pungens)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Chickweed & Carnation family).
Native of Eastern Australia.
Occurrence: Widespread in higher rainfall areas. It often scrambles over rocky outcrops.
- the small leaves are narrow and prickly
- the plant is a semi-scrambler
- the flowers have a superficial resemblance to daisy flowers
- there are five white petals that are deeply divided, so that the flower appears to be 10-petalled.
Photos 1: Prickly Starwort. Baynton, close to the Cobaw Forest.
2: Prickly Starwort. Howmanís Gap. Prickly Starwort has a wide geographical range.
3. Mt Alexander.