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Bauera rubioides

Wiry Bauera, River or Dog Rose

Wiry, densely scrambling hairy shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyCunoniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesPairs of leaves divided into 3 narrow, toothed, stalkless leaflets, appearing as a ring of 6 leaves. Leaflets to 12 mm long.
  • Flower colourPink to white
  • Flowering timemost of the year especially spring-summer
  • FlowersMasses of cup-shaped to open flowers on long stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils, tolerating brief winter inundation in heathland and heathy forest. Frost and snow tolerant. Partial, dappled and full shade.
  • Garden useExcellent understorey plant for moist shady gardens with a good display of flowers. Prostrate forms are also available commercially. Provide a good living mulch.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
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