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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Brunonia australis|
|Common Name:||Blue Pincushion , native cornflower|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
|10-40 cm x 10-15 cm|
|Foliage:||Rosette of hairy pale green spoon-shaped leaves 3-16 cm x 3-15 mm|
|Flowers:||Dense bright blue pincushion-like flowers, October-January. Many erect unbranched flowering stems with a single pincushion-like flowerhead on each.|
Perennial herb. Good container plant. Butterflies like the nectar.
Likes dry to moist well drained soils in woodlands. Light frosts.