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Opercularia ovata

Broad-leaf Stinkweed

Densely sprawling perennial herb, spreading from underground stems (rhizomes).

Additional information

  • FamilyRubiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 15 cm x 5-30 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesGlossy light green lance-shaped to egg-shaped leaves 7-10 mm x 3-10 mm, tips pointed, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourGreenish
  • Flowering timeSeptember to December
  • FlowersRound terminal and axillary clusters of 10-20 tiny flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist heavy soils in open forest and heathy woodland. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useMoist areas and bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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