Brunoniella acaulis subsp.acaulis Acanthaceae

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Common names: Blue trumpet, blue yam

Form and size: A small prostrate herb 2 – 15 cm high.

Distribution: Widespread in Queensland (also NT and WA) often in Eucalypt open woodland, particularly on hilly sites.

Flowering period: January to April following rain.

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed. The plant develops small underground tubers. These were eaten either raw or roasted by Aboriginal people.