Cynoglossum suaveolens

Family Boraginaceae

Erect herb to 50 cm high, longevity unknown.

Flowers: White, October – May.

Fruit: Four spiny mericarps, densely prickly, November – December.

Seed: Mericarp

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Open Eucalypt woodland and grassland in damp places
  • Rare and localised in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden (first recorded January 2007 in area burnt September 2006).
  • Resprouts after fire


Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Cynoglossum suaveolens plant

Cynoglossum suaveolens flower 

Cynoglossum suaveolens fruit