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Asperula scoparia

Prickly Woodruff

Spreading perennial herb forming a loose mat. Square stems velvety with short straight hairs.

Additional information

  • FamilyRubiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10 cm x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRings of 6 narrow prickly leaves, 3-9 mm x 1 mm.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • FlowersSmall tubular flowers in terminal clusters of 3-5, smaller than leaves, male and female on separate plants.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils but can also be found on rocky sites. Dappled, partial or full shade.
  • Garden useUnderplant in shady gardens and amongst rocks.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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