Saturday, May 3, 2014

Botany picture #153: Lycopus australis

It was with great pleasure that I finally encountered Lycopus australis (Lamiaceae) for the first time on the Easter weekend. It is not a very attractive plant, and honestly it does not look all that different from L. europaeus in Germany, but I just really like Lamiaceae and was a bit disappointed I had not found it during my time in Australia so far. Like the European congener, this plant likes open, wet areas.

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