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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Myoporum petiolatum 
Synonym(s):   Myoporum viscosum  , Myoporum glandulosum  , Myoporum serratum var. glandulosum 
Common Name:Sticky Boobialla 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Insect Attracting, Hedging, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse
Full Sun
Dry, Well Drained
0.5-2 m x 1.5-2 m
Foliage:The leaves are up to 11 centimetres long by three centimetres wide, lanceolate to ovate, glossy and deep green with finely toothed margins.
Flowers:Flowers are about one centimetre across, white with purple spots. They are carried in clusters of from three to seven in the leaf axils. They appear in large numbers between June-November with sporadic flowering at other times. During the peak flowering period blooms are both conspicuous and profuse. Flowers are followed by purple, succulent fruits. Foliage and flowers are attractive features.

Ideal hedge plant.  Light pruning is appreciated.  It has an extremely unpleasant smell when the leaves are crushed.  Edible yellowish drupes (fruits).

  1. Australian Plant Society (NSW) 
  2. iNaturalist 
  3. iNaturalist 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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