Barleria pungens

March 13, 2019


Barleria pungens is a very spiny shrub that can grow up to 40 cm tall. The leaves are opposite and very spiny. The blue / purple flowers are about 15mm in diameter and have a long flower tube borne amongst spiny bracts. Flowers seem to shed soon after they bloom and can often be seen dangling on the tip of the style. Plants flower from spring to autumn and after good rains.