SWAMP MAZUS FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Swamp Mazus is a small, perennial herb forming rosettes connected by rhizomes. Leaves bright green, obovate to spatula-like, 0.8-5.5 cm long and 2.5-18 mm wide with toothed or undulated margins on stalks 3-30 mm long.
Flowers in groups of 1-4, pale blue to purple, 7.5-12 mm long, well exceeding the 5 sepals (2.5-5.5 mm long). Flower a two-lipped tube with the lower and larger lip of 3 lobes and the upper lip shortly bifid. Fruit a capsule, 5-7 mm long.
Swamps, damp heath-lands, damp shaded forests. Indicative of fresh-water environments.
Native to eastern Australian and found in Victoria, south east of South Australia, eastern New South Wales, south east Queensland and Tasmania. Also found in New Zealand
Height (m): 0.1
Spread (m): 1
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600
Flower Colour: purple
Flower Season: spring, summer
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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