Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Creeping Monkey-flower is a small annual or perennial, non-hairy herb usually growing along the ground from rooting nodes and forming mats. The leaves are generally crowded and small 2-6 mm long, ovate with an acute or obtuse apex and a rounded base on very short stalks. Flowers arise singly from the leaf axils on short stalks. Flowers are blue, purple or pink with a white or yellow tube 5-10 mm long and a raised yellow palate on the lower lip of the corolla. Flowers mainly in spring and autumn. Fruit is a 5 mm long capsule.
Generally occurs on clay soils on flats and drying lakes, sometimes in brackish situations.
Creeping Monkey-flower is found in mainly in the southern half of Australia, in Victoria, South Australia., New South Wales, southern Queensland, Tasmania.
Height (m): 0.2
Spread (m): 1 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: purple
Flower Season: spring, summer
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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