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habit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
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Plectranthus ecklonii Benth.
Labiatae (South Australia)Lamiaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
blue spur flower, blue spurflower, cockspur flower, large spur-flower bush, large spur-flowered bush, mauve plectranthus, plectranthus, purple plectranthus, spur flower, Swedish begonia
Native to southern Africa (i.e. South Africa).
Naturalised in some parts of south-eastern Australia (i.e. in southern Victoria and the coastal districts of central New South Wales).
Blue spur flower (Plectranthus ecklonii) is regarded a minor environmental weed in Victoria and as a potential environmental weed or "sleeper weed" in other parts of southern Australia.
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