Earth Cress
Murray Mallee Region
Sweet Alyssum
Earth Cress (Geococcus pusillus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Mustards & Allies (Brassicales)
Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Earth Cress (Geococcus pusillus)
This Photo:     🔍Buds, Flower Finished, Hairy Leaf🔎

Thank you Helen Vonow (SA Herbarium) for identifying and Coral Johnston for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
Small prostrate plant ~50mm diameter.
Leaves are heavily lobed, with small tufts of white hair scattered around. The lobes are arranged to appear like alternate leaflets.
Flowers have 4 white petals near the base of the plant.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Aug-2021
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)