Help us to improve this plant!
Please tell us!
Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Patersonia occidentalis var. occidentalis|
|Common Name:||Purple Flag , Long Purple Flag|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
|20-80 cm x 30-60 cm|
|Foliage:||Narrow erect flat leaves 8-55 cm x 2-10 mm, sometimes with brown margins and maroon bases. Convex on one surface.|
|Flowers:||Terminal clusters of 2-6 of bluish-purple or white flowers, 3 outer lobes larger and spreading, 3 inner lobes small, erect. Stems longer than leaves to 85 cm. Flower clusters surrounded by 2 brown to black bracts, September-January|
|Compact tufting perennial herb. Frog habitat.|