Scleranthus has been listed as one of the 38 plants used to prepare Bach flower remedies, a kind of alternative medicine promoted for its effect on health. However according to Cancer Research UK, "there is no scientific evidence to prove that flower remedies can control, cure or prevent any type of disease, including cancer".
- Scleranthus annuus L. (German-knotweed, knawel or annual knawel), native to Africa, Europe, Asia and naturalised elsewhere.
- Scleranthus biflorus (J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Hook.f., native to Australia and New Zealand (Knawel, Cushion-bush or Two-flowered Knawel)
- Scleranthus diander R.Br. (Tufted knawel), native to Australia
- Scleranthus minusculus F.Muell., native to Australia
- Scleranthus perennis (Perennial Knawel)
- Scleranthus pungens R.Br., native to Australia
- Scleranthus singuliflorus (F.Muell.) Mattf. (One-flowered Knawel), native to higher alpine areas in Australia
- "Scleranthus". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- "Scleranthus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- "Genus: Scleranthus L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
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