Botanical name: Stemodia viscosa Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)
Sticky Blue Rod is an aromatic perennial forb with purple or violet flowers over most of the year. It is a branched forb, 10-60 cm high. Oppositely arranged stalkless leaves, 1-4 cm long, are oblong, acute and heart-shaped at the base. Flowers occur either singly in leaf axils or in racemes at the end of branches. Flowers are violet, 8 mm long, two-lipped. Upper lip broad and erect, lower lip 3-lobed, spreading. Flowering: December-January.
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