Lobelia pedunculata

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Lobelia pedunculata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Lobelioideae
Genus: Lobelia
Species: L. pedunculata
Binomial name
Lobelia pedunculata

Pratia pedunculata (R.Br.) Benth

Lobelia pedunculata (synonym Pratia pedunculata), commonly known as matted pratia, trailing pratia or blue star creeper is a perennial herb from Australia.[2][1][3]

It has sky-blue starry flowers, and can spread by underground stolon. In a garden setting some gardeners have found its ability to spread to be a nuisance.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Lobelia pedunculata R.Br". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pratia pedunculata (R.Br.) Benth". biodiversity.org.au. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "New South Wales Flora Online: Pratia pedunculata". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. 
  4. ^ Chambers, Jamie. "Alpine Garden Society - Dublin Group - Plant Horrors". www.alpinegardensociety.ie. 
  5. ^ "Groundcover Warning: Blue Star Creeper, Pratia pedunculata, Laurentia fluviatils, Isotoma fluviatilis". www.gardenofaaron.com. 26 August 2013.