Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Flowering plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW

Flower. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg,, Canberra, ACT

Common Name

Australian Mudwort; Austral Mudwort




Perennial forb, prostrate or to 4cm tall, semi-aquatic.  Leaves basal, 0.5-10cm long, 1-3mm wide, flat, hairless, with pointed tips.  Flowers usually small (less than 3mm across), white or pink, often purple externally, tubular, with 4-5 lobes, solitary on stalks arising from the base of the plant.  Family Scrophulariaceae in NSW and SA.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 597

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