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Gonocarpus humilis

Shade Raspwort

Low perennial herb with erect slightly 4-ribbed stems and soft hairs on stems and leaves.

Additional information

  • FamilyHaloragaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate-30 cm x 30-70 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesPairs of widely-spaced egg-shaped leaves 0.5-2.5 cm x 5-12 mm, with 10-15 small teeth.
  • Flower colourYellow-green
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersTiny flowers in terminal spikes in axils of leafy bracts. 4 stamens opposite sepals, sometimes also 4 sterile stamens.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in cool damp habitats. Dappled to semi-shade.
  • Garden useMoist sheltered positions such as bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

Plant Communities

  • 05 Mountain Ash Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 30)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 20 Messmate Lowland Forest (EVC 16)
  • 09 Myrtle Beech Cool Temperate rainforest (EVC31)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 15 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket - Middle & Upper Yarra (EVC 59)
  • 32 Silvertop Ash Shrubby Foothill Forest (EVC 45)
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