Mazus pumilio

Common name: 

Swamp Mazus


(alternate family: Scrophulariaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Near-coastal areas around swamp margins or on poorly-drained ground in heathland, heathy woodland or grassland1

Flower description:

Pale blue to purple1


Low perennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species form basal rosettes that are connected by rhizomes. There are bracteoles between the bract and calyx, and the sepals are fused for more than half their length1

Image of Mazus pumilio
Image of Mazus pumilio Image: Mary Ellis
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