Gratiola officinalis L.


Rhizomatous perennial to about 50 cm tall. Stems hollow, 4-angled. Leaves linear to lanceolate, to 2.5 cm long, toothed towards the tip, base slightly stem-clasping. Corolla tube to about 2 cm long, the lobes white with purplish veins; summer.



G. peruviana L., native to New Zealand and S America is widespread in wet areas around Australia; it has ovate leaves and pale pink flowers and is occasionally available. [G. latifolia R. Br.]

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Plantaginaceae
genus        Gratiola L.