T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Mazus pumilio (Swamp Mazus)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mazus
Species: M. pumilio
Binomial name: Mazus pumilio
Common name: Swamp Mazus

Mazus pumilio a low growing native ground cover has pretty small purple flowers in spring and summer. . The green leaves of Mazus form a flat rosette. This low growing ground cover has pretty small blue pink flowers in spring and summer. The leaves of Mazus form a flat rosette. It is found naturally on the edge of swamps. It is also found  in
Australia.  It grows to 2cm x 20cm wide.