Mazus pumilio

Common Name:

Swamp Mazus



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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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 grassland 1

Flower Description:

Pale blue to purple 1


Low perennial herb 1

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 length 1


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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