Lobelia pedunculata

Matted Pratia

Dense mat-forming perennial herb, rooting a nodes.

Additional information

  • SynonymPratia pedunculata
  • FamilyCampanulaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate by spreading
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesSmall toothed oblong to roundish leaves 2-13 mm x 1.5-10 mm, sometimes reddish-purple.
  • Flower colourBlue or white
  • Flowering timeMost of the year peaking November to February
  • FlowersSingle, axillary starry flowers held erect on stalks 3-100 mm long. Floral tube split to base. Flowers male, female and bisexual.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in wet montane forests. Frost tolerant. Full sun to semi and dappled shade.
  • Garden useAn excellent ground cover for moist soil suckering to cover large areas. Flowers most of the year. Can be planted in lawns to provide flowers amongst the grass. Use as grass alternative in light traffic. Tolerates full sun if position is moist.
  • Commercially availableGenerally
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Widespread in Victoria..
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 4 Neville Walsh, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 3 Lorraine Phelan, NatureShare ©

Plant Communities

  • 39 Sedge Wetland Complex (EVC 136)
  • Page 1 of 1