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Gonocarpus micranthus ssp. micranthus

Creeping Raspwort

Prostrate perennial herb, rooting at nodes.

Additional information

  • FamilyHaloragaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate-10 cm x 0.5 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesPairs of egg-shaped to heart-shaped leaves 0.3-1.3 cm x 0.3-10 mm, with 8-20 rounded teeth.
  • Flower colourRed
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersBranched or unbranched flower spikes with deciduous brown bracts and tiny nodding flowers. 8 stamens.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsWet boggy soils in swamps. Semi shade.
  • Garden useBog gardens and beside waterways. Interesting little plant.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 3 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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