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Australina pusilla ssp. muelleri

Shade Nettle

Prostrate to erect perennial herb with semi-succulent stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyUrticaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size20-40 cm x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesDark green elliptic to egg-shaped leaves with 4-6 rounded teeth per side, 15-50 mm x 10-35 mm.
  • Flower colourGreen
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersMale and female flowers separate on the same plant. Clusters of insignificant flowers, female usually below male clusters, in leaf axils.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist forests, in full shade.
  • Garden useNon-stinging nettle. Grow amongst ferns in moist positions.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Peter Kinchington ©

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