Moenchia Ehrh.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A.

*Moenchia erecta (L.) G.Gaertn, B.Mey. & Scherb.

Annual, glabrous herb with slender stems c. 30 cm high. Leaves narrow-ovate to linear-lanceolate, 5–12 mm long; stipules absent. Flowers in axillary or terminal cymes. Sepals 4, free. Petals 4, opposite the sepals. Stamens 4–8. Styles 4. Capsule opening by 8 teeth. Blue Mts Weed in gardens, pastures and forests. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring. Erect Chickweed