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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Gonocarpus tetragynus 
4 synonyms:     Haloragis rubra  , Haloragis tetragyna  , Haloragis tetragyna var. bicallosa  , Haloragis tetragyna var. serrata 
Common Name:common raspwort 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
15-30 cm x 40 cm
Foliage:Pairs of lance-shaped leaves, 0.6-1.9 cm x 2-7 mm, with stiff hairs. Margins have 4-8 small teeth.
Flowers:Loose terminal spikes of tiny green to redish-pink flowers, bracts reddish., December-February,.

Wiry, erect perennial herb with slightly 4-ribbed stems covered in sharp stiff hairs.

Plant as an understorey under established trees. Stems have a raspy feel. Fast growing

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. iNaturalist 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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