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Lagenophora stipitata

Common Lagenifera or Blue Bottle-daisy

Perennial herb with fibrous roots, spreading from slender underground stems.

Additional information

  • SynonymLagenifera stipitata
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-25 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesBasal rosette of hairy dark green spoon-shaped leaves 15-55 mm x 7-20 mm, purplish below, margins wavy with 5-7 pairs of rounded teeth.
  • Flower colourWhite, pink, mauve or purplish
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersSlender erect hairy flower stalk with single small daisy flowerhead to 8 mm wide. Few tiny leaves on flower stalk.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to dryish well drained soil in grassy woodlands and forests from lowlands to mountains. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade to full shade.
  • Garden useDainty daisy forming small colonies. Use as ground cover, especially under trees, or in containers.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1 Russell Best, NatureShare ©; 2 Peter Kinchington ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

Plant Communities

  • 01 Alpine Ash Montane Damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 02 Shining Gum Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 03 Narrow-leaf Peppermint Montane damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 04 Alpine Ash Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 21 Broad-leaf Peppermint Heathy Dry Forest (EVC 20)
  • 05 Mountain Ash Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 30)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 06 Mountain Ash Wet Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 30)
  • 26 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Middle Yarra (EVC 22)
  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)
  • 38 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest – Middle Yarra (EVC 47)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 45 Lemon Bottlebrush Rocky Outcrop Shrubland (EVC 28)
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