Common Raspwort

Scientific NameGonocarpus tetragynus
Size and formA dense, perennial herb 10-30cm high and 20-40cm wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitTerminal spikes of pink and red small flowers occur from September to February. Fruit is silver-grey. Elliptic to lanceolate hairy leaves are arranged in opposite decussate pairs with toothed margins. Stems are slightly ribbed with long internodes.
Growing conditionsSuitable for moist to dry well-drained soils from full-sun to semi-shade positions.