Botanical name

Pharnaceum elongatum

Family

Molluginaceae
Pharnaceum elongatum

Description

Sprawling or erect shrublet up to 40cm, woody at base with whitish branches. Leaves crowded near base, linear-filiform, stipules cut to base into hair-like lobes; flowers in long-stalked cymes, white, 3-4mm long, floral disc is red to yellow.

Inconspicuous in dull weather as flowers close.

After: Pharnaces II (63-47B.C.), son of the king of Pontus in Anatolia on the Black Sea.

The genus Pharnaceum in the Molluginaceae was published in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus.

Habitat

Dry slopes and flats

Flower Date

July to December