Bellardia trixago (L.) All.

Fl. Pedem. 1: 61 (1785) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect viscid herb 10–70 cm high, simple or with a few ascending branches arising from the middle nodes, densely covered by soft glandular and often stiff eglandular hairs. Leaves narrow-lanceolate to linear, 1.5–9 cm long, 1–15 mm wide, margins coarsely toothed, upper leaves with 4–6 pairs of teeth. Racemes dense, with many subsessile flowers, bracts becoming shorter and almost entire towards top of inflorescence. Calyx 8–10 mm long; corolla 17–20 mm long, purple to pink with a spreading whitish or yellowish lower lip, rarely entirely white. Capsule broad-ovoid to globose, 10–12 mm long, densely eglandular-strigose. Flowers summer.

CVU, GipP, Gold, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WPro, *GGr. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native to the Mediterranean region. Rather uncommon weed, usually on winter-wet sandy soils or in irrigated cropland.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Bartsia trixago L.).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-02-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Orobanchaceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bellardia trixago in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bellardia trixago in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Wilsons Promontory present native