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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Eryngium vesiculosum
Common Name:prickfoot , prostrate blue devil
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
20 cm x 60 cm
Foliage:Stiff bright green lance-shaped leaves with long spiny teeth, blade 2-15 cm long, stalk of equal length.
Flowers:Small pale blue egg-shaped to round flowerheads of small flowers on stalks 1-3 cm long, rising from base of tuft and from leaf axils, bracts from base of flowerhead longer than flowerhead. October-February
Bog garden or container. Prostrate tufting perennial or short-lived herb. An interesting little plant for bog gardens and beside water areas, where the roots do not dry out.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Grasslands
  5. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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