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Oreomyrrhis eriopoda

Australian Carraway

Perennial herb with a slender or stout rootstock.

Additional information

  • SynonymChaerophyllum eriopodum
  • FamilyApiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size15-40 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesGrey-green, fern-like oblong leaves 1.5-9 cm x 0.5-8 cm on a white-hairy stalk 1.5-20 cm long. 15-25 leaflets.
  • Flower colourWhite with purple anthers
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersTerminal heads of 15-30 tiny flowers on a long erect hairy stem to 40 cm. Large erect brown to purplish ribbed fruits, like carroway seeds.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in montane forests. Tolerates snow. Full sun to semi shade.
  • Garden useInteresting little rosette. Can be used as a ground cover.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusScattered but locally common within the Shire.
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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  • 02 Shining Gum Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
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  • 03 Narrow-leaf Peppermint Montane damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 04 Alpine Ash Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
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