Key to Tasmanian Dicots
1. Scleranthus biflorus
2. *Cerastium glomeratum
3. Stellaria media
4. *Petrorhagia nanteuilii
5. Stellaria flaccida
6. *Spergula arvensis

* introduced species

The Caryophyllaceae is a large family, with moderate number of herbaceous species in Tasmania. These include both native and introduced species, and although sometimes inconspicuous, grow in a very wide range of habitats, from saltmarshes (e.g. Spergularia), to wet or dry forests, to alpine areas. One species of Scleranthus and a couple of species of Colobanthus are native cushion plants with small, inconspicuous flowers.
Key to genera
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List of genera