Plant of the Month — November 2019

Comesperma drummondii Steetz — Drummond's Milkwort

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Comesperma drummondii (Drummond’s Milkwort) is an erect, perennial herb or shrub growing to 1 m high. It produces terminal clusters of pink-purple flowers from August to November.

Comesperma is an endemic Australian genus with the greatest diversity in the south-west of Western Australia. Drummond’s Milkwort can be found throughout the SW Botanical province and into the Coolgardie bioregion growing on sandy or gravelly plains.

Photo: R. Davis

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