Plants of the Castlemaine District

Hill Raspwort - native (Gonocarpus elatus)

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Family: Haloragaceae.

Other names: Tall Raspwort.

Native of eastern Australia.

Occurrence: Common in suitable habitat e.g. on granite hillsides.

It differs from Common Raspwort by having alternate leaves (i.e. the leaves are not in opposite pairs). It is also taller than Common Raspwort. It differs from Haloragis in that its fruit are 2 to 4 seeded (one seeded in Haloragis).


Photo: Hill Raspwort. Nuggetty, Maldon.