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Asperula gunnii

Mountain Woodruff

Erect to spreading perennial herb. Rough square stems have short hairs bent downwards.

Additional information

  • FamilyRubiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-20 cm x 0.5-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesSmall shiny elliptic leaves in rings of 5 or 6, 4-8 mm x 1-3 mm, blunt tip often with small point, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersSmall tubular flowers in terminal or upper axillary clusters of 2-3, male and female on separate plants.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in high altitude forests and woodlands. Dappled shade.
  • Garden useGroundcover for underplanting in moist shaded gardens. Will tolerate some waterlogging during winter.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions. More widespread outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 Ken Harris ©; 2 Nimal G. Karunajeewa, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 3 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 4 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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