Australian Native Plants

  Samolus repens (Creeping Bushweed)


Samolus repens photo
Samolus repens flowers

Photograph by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Samolus repens photo
Samolus repens leaves

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Samolus repens photo
Samolus repens habit

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Credits:
Description and Habitat information is sourced from: Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Common saltmarsh plants of Queensland, https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/common-saltmarsh-plants-of-queensland Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



CREEPING BUSHWEED FACTS

distribution map showing range of Samolus repens in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Creeping Bushweed

Other Names
Creeping Brookweed

Description
This perennial grows to a height of 10-30 cm and a width of 5-60 cm. Its stems are often wrinkled or warty.
The stems often creep along the ground, rooting at the nodes.
It has thick leaves without hairs (glabrous).
The leaves are alternate and usually less than 4 mm wide. Flowers are usually white, but occasionally pink.
This plant flowers between September and March.

Habitat
Swamps, salt marshes, floodplains, coastal creeks

Distribution
found in coastal areas of south east Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, south and west of Western Australia, Tasmania. Also found in New Zealand, south Pacific islands, and South America

Growth Characteristics
Height: 0.02m - 0.3m
Spread: 1m or more



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Ericales
Family:Primulaceae
Genus:Samolus
Species:repens
Common Name:Creeping Bushweed