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Brunonia australis|Blue Pincushion

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Perennial herb.
Size (W x H)
10-40cm x 10-15cm
Rosette of hairy pale green spoon-shaped leaves 3-16cm x 3-15mm.
Many erect unbranched flowering stems with a single pincushion-like flowerhead on each.
Flower colour
Bright blue
Flower time
October to January
Growing conditions
Dry to moist well drained soils in woodlands. Light frosts. Full sun, partial shade.
Commonly used for
Very attractive mass planted in rockeries, in a drift or at the base of trees. Containers. Rosette similar to dandelions but hairy. Collect seed as they can be short lived.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
Photo gallery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory