Small herb to 30 cm tall, with soft upright stems growing from a rosette of leaves at ground level. Leaves velvety with a toothed edge, getting smaller towards the flower spikes. Flowers tube-shaped, around 15 mm long, usually deep blue or purple but can be pink or white
The tube-shaped flowers have a short upper lip and a long, spreading lower lip. Square hairy stems.
Perennial. Dislikes poorly-drained soils. Can spread rapidly by root suckers. It is pollinated by native bees.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia