*Richardia stellaris

Family Rubiaceae

Prostrate perennial herb with stems to 15 cm long. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: White, in a head, October – April.

Fruit: Dehiscent fruit of four segments, 2 mm long, October – February.

Seed: Locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of South America.
  • Woodland and grassland habitats.
  • Frequent but minor weed in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire.

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

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Richardia stellaris plant

Richardia stellaris flower

Richardia stellaris fruit