Mitrasacme pilosa var. pilosa

Hairy Mitrewort

Prostrate to semi-erect perennial herb with weak, coarse densely hairy stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyLoganiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-10 cm x 10-50 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesNarrowly oblong to elliptic leaves 3-10 mm x 1.5-5.5 mm, hairy or hairless, tip pointed, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to May
  • FlowersSmall single terminal or axillary bell-shaped flowers on hairy stalks to 10 mm long. Petals hairy inside, calyx hairy.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWet, peaty soils in montane wet forests. Full sun to semi shade. Limited distribution within the Shire. Collected from Mt. Dandenong in 1903.
  • Garden useGrow in containers, ferneries and rockeries.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites.
Photographer/s: 1 Murray Fagg © Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2 Richard Hartland ©; 3 Nimal G. Karunajeewa, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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