Lampranthus N.E.Br.

3 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A., WA

Perennials with creeping stems rooting at the nodes and bearing dwarf upright shoots 2–8 cm high. Leaves opposite, succulent, ± triangular in cross section. Flowers solitary, terminal. Petaloid staminodes purplish, red, white or rose pink. Ovary 5-locular; styles 5. Fruit a capsule