Brunonia australis

Common name: 

Blue Pincushion

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Riverina, Gippsland Highlands, (ACDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) all States

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Dry to moist woodland communities on sandy or shallow soils1

Flower description:

Bright blue1


Perennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescences are terminal on long scapes (5-32 cm long), flower heads are hemispherical1

Image of Brunonia australis
Image of Brunonia australis Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria