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Scientific Name

Gonocarpus micranthus
Category:
Backyard Habitat Native Plant, Native Plants

Gonocarpus from the Greek 'gonia' meaning angle, corner and 'carpos' meaning fruit, referring to its ribbed fruits.

Micranthus from the Greek 'micros' meaning small and 'anthos' meaning flower, alluding to its tiny flowers. Creeping Raspwort is a prostrate, ascending or erect, multi-branched creeping herb that roots at the nodes.

In open situations forms mats 5-10cm tall. Produces reddish obovoid fruits. It is widespread in a variety of habitats such as dry forest, woodland, heath, grassy areas, roadsides, along streams, and in swampy areas.