Bluerod

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Stemodia
Species: florulenta
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Faintly scented perennial herbs to > 80 cm high, sometimes suckering, with erect branches, glabrous but rarely for tiny aculeate non-glandular hairs on the branches and leaves, particularly the inflorescence.

Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4; basal ones oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 1–5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, margins toothed.

Flowers in racemose inflorescences, 2 or 3 in clusters in the bract axils (1 often with a shoot early in flowering); pedicels usually 2–5 mm long. Sepals 3–6 mm long. Corolla 4–7 mm long, blue-purple; tube white at base, yellow apically; lower lips spreading, recurved.

Capsule 3.5–5 mm long.

Flowering start in September and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

References

NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE
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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

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