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Coleus australis
Plectranthus parviflorus Eastwood.jpg
At Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia
Scientific classification
  • Plectranthus australis R.Br
  • Plectranthus parviflorus var. australis (R.Br.) Briq.
  • Plectranthus parviforus Willd., non Coleus parviflorus Benth.

Coleus australis, synonyms Plectranthus australis and Plectranthus parviflorus, known as little spurflower or cockspur flower, is a shrub, occurring in Hawaii, Polynesia and Australia. Non aromatic, between 10 and 70 cm high. The habitat is shady moist areas, including eucalyptus forest and rainforest. A widespread species, in rocky areas and beside streams. Attractive blue and white flowers may occur throughout the year.


An ornamental plant.

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Cockspur flower in Hawaii
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