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Australian harebell Isotoma axillaris is widespread from Victoria up through New South Wales and in to southern Queensland, growing in damp crevices or shallow soil in rocky areas. The milky sap of this plant can cause severe irritation to skin and temporary blindness if contact is made with the eyes. Flowering October spring time right through to May. <br />
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Growing to 5 cm in height. Flower diameter 20 mm. <br />
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Australian harebell

Isotoma axillaris is widespread from Victoria up through New South Wales and in to southern Queensland, growing in damp crevices or shallow soil in rocky areas. The milky sap of this plant can cause severe irritation to skin and temporary blindness if contact is made with the eyes. Flowering October spring time right through to May.

Growing to 5 cm in height. Flower diameter 20 mm.

    comments (4)

  1. Lovely soft photo Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you, delicate, pretty wee flowers they are. Posted 2 months ago
  2. Great little plant but as you mentioned it can course some problems. A good name would be to name it the pick me not flower. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Good one! Posted 2 months ago

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''Isotoma axillaris'', commonly known as rock isotome or showy isotome, is a small herbaceous perennial in the family Campanulaceae. It usually has blue or mauve star-shaped flowers from September to May. It may also be called blue star, star flower, or laurentia.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Apr 30, 2021. Captured Apr 29, 2021 16:22 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/7.1
  • 10/600s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm