*Petrorhagia nanteuilii

Family Caryophyllaceae

Proliferous Pink

Annual herb to 60 cm high. Longevity less than 1 year.

Flowers: Pink, September – December.

Fruit: Capsule 6 mm long.

Seed: 1.3 – 1.6 mm long.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of Europe.
  • Weed of grasslands and disturbed sites in full sun.
  • Occasional weed at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Seedlings establish in open sites.
  • Probably killed by fire.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Petrohagia nanteuilii flower

Petrohagia nanteuilii fruit