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.