Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ajuga australis

Ajuga australis
drawing:Kathleen McArthur

Native to the east coast and Tasmania, this groundcover is not readily available in the nursery trade. I have seen it growing along bush tracks in shady spots under gum trees. The flower spikes are quite striking and are just starting to appear after good winter rain. The exotic Ajuga reptans with its multitude of colours and leaf forms is a popular and hardy garden plant.

1 comment:

  1. The picture is very pretty. Must be a great plant to grow in the garden.There are some pretty , wayside flowers here too, which don't grow in gardens.