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Mazus pumilio

Swamp Mazus

Perennial herb suckering to form dense mats.

Additional information

  • FamilyScrophulariaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size3 cm x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRosette of glossy spoon-shaped leaves 0.8-5.5 cm x 2.5-18 mm, paler below, margins toothed and wavy.
  • Flower colourMauve or white
  • Flowering timeSeptember to April
  • Flowers1-4 (usually 1) 2-lipped flowers with 2 white humps on lower lip, held erect on stalks 1-14 cm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soils in or around swamp margins. Full sun to full shade.
  • Garden useAttractive carpeting plant for moist areas, flowering over a long period.
  • Commercially availableGenerally
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Locally common, but occurring in a limited number of sites within the Shire.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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