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Scientific Name:Hymenolobus procumbens
Oval Purse - dried plants
Oval Purse - dried plants
Photo: A J Brown


Native to temperate Northern Hemisphere. Naturalised in Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria as well as in New Zealand, South Africa and South America.

Plant Description:

Slender, hairless, erect to procumbent plant from 4-30 cm high with 1-2 cm divided, basal leaves and a zig-zag flowering stem. Flowers white with tiny 1 mm petals. Fruit dry and dehiscent, obovate to oblong, 3-4 mm long and 2 mm wide with 3-10 seeds per row and 2 rows per fruit.


Weed of saline habitats in coastal Victoria and the north-west of the State.

RegionSalinity ClassWaterlogging Class
Mallee, Loddon Murray, Central and Northern, WimmeraS2, S3W1, W2

Oval Purse Photos

Oval Purse - dried flowerhead
Oval Purse - dried flowerheads
Photo: A J Brown
Oval Purse - flowerheads
Oval Purse - flowerheads
Photo: A J Brown
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