Plants of the Castlemaine District

Rock Isotome - native (Isotoma axillaris)

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Family: Campanulaceae (Bluebell family).


Occurrence: Granite outcrops e.g. Mt Alexander.


It makes a good rockery garden plant. The sap is caustic and best avoided.

Name: axillaris: from the axils (the join of the leaf-stalk and the stem).

Photo 1. Garden specimen. 2: Mt Terrick Terrick. The isotome is growing from cracks in the granite.