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

Flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Currawinya National Park, Qld

Common Name

Creeping Monkey Flower, Maori Musk




Annual or perennial forb, usually prostrate, to 20cm tall when aquatic.  Leaves opposite each other, 0.1-0.6cm long, 0.5-5mm wide, flat, hairless, sticky.  Flowers tubular, two-lipped with four lobes, the tube white or yellow, sometimes with red spots, the lobes blue, purple or pink, the lower lip with a prominent yellow raised boss, solitary on short stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.  Family Scrophulariaceae in NSW and SA.

Short description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 599

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