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Asperula euryphylla

Broad-leaf Woodruff

Wiry spreading herb with square, downy stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyRubiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate, stems to 30 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesEgg-shaped leaves in rings of 6-9, either rough or hairless, 5-12 mm x 1-5 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to December
  • FlowersSmall tubular flowers in terminal clusters of 5-7, male and female on separate plants.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist mountain soils. Partial, dappled or full shade.
  • Garden useGroundcover for underplanting in moist shaded gardens.
  • Commercially availableRarely
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions. Victorian endemic.
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 5 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 4 Daniel Ohlsen, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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