go to City of Townsville go to City of Thuringowa go to Burdekin Shire go to Hinchinbrook Shire go to Cardwell Shire
Tropical North Queensland
Natural Assets Database back to Natural Assets home

Vegetation Database .. detailed information
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (Flower)

Photo courtesy of Con Lokkers.

Photo courtesy of Con Lokkers.
Plant Family :Verbenaceae
Plant Form :herb
Growth Habit :Annual or perennial herb up to 1m tall, clump forming with woody rootstock, stems four angled, usually purple in colour.
Fruiting Season :Flower period. October to April.
Description :Introduced. Spread rapidly by seed, its presence indicates a past disturbance and is encouraged by overgrazing. Used medicinally for several ulcers and dysentery.
Distribution :All coastal areas of QLD., and N.T., common from Rockhampton northwards.
Weed Status :Medium importance
Introduced :Yes
Seen North Qld :  Yes

      Additional info ..locations seen (10)  ..   habitats seen (3)  ..    

      Sponsored by Townsville City Council
      and Townsville Enterprise