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Stylidium repens    Matted Trigger Plant

  Stylidaceae

A creeping or scrambling triggerplant, which can spread over large areas as a tangled mat of stems and aerial roots. This is the only species of triggerplant known to regularly flower twice a year--in autumn and late spring. Pollination is achieved through the use of the sensitive "trigger" that snaps forward quickly in response to touch, covering the insect in pollen. The glandular trichomes on the scape and flower parts can trap, kill, and digest small insects.

Photo Date: April & May, Nov 8th
Map Ref: E8 & B7