Lagenophora montana

Mountain Lagenifera

Perennial herb growing as rosettes along horizontal stems to form small colonies.

Additional information

  • SynonymLagenifera montana
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size9-16 cm x 15 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesBright green oblong leaves on long stalks, 40-70 mm x 15 mm, in loose basal rosettes or on lower stems; covered in long hairs or almost hairless. Margins wavy with 2-4 pairs of rounded teeth.
  • Flower colourWhite, mauve or purple with yellow centre
  • Flowering timeJanuary to February
  • FlowersSingle daisy flowerheads 3-5 mm wide on a long almost hairless stalk.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in riparian scrubs, bogs and swamps of montane herbfields. Full sun, semi shade. Snow tolerant.
  • Garden useA bright little herb which will spread slowly in rockeries and around water features. Worth trying as a low use ground cover in moist areas.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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