Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Acaena x ovina|
|Common Name:||australian sheep's burr|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm)|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Wet, Boggy
|50 cm high|
|Foliage:||Hairy oblong leaves 8-12 cm long, with 11-29 serrated to lobed leaflets.|
|Flowers:||Small white flowers clumped in groups in a flowering spike. Spines on fruit unequal in length, 3-6 double the length of the rest., September-November|
This is a hybrid (formula is Acaena agnipila × Acaena echinata).
Burrs. Perennial. This plant is wind pollinated and has small, insignificant flowers with no petals. Understorey planting in shady gardens.