Purple Mulla Mulla
- Erect annual herb.
- Size: up to 1.2 m high.
- Leaves: Basal rosette of spatula shaped leaves up to 10cm long.
- Flowers: Pink/purple flower spikes are up to 10 cm long and 4 cm across with loosely-hairy flowers.
What to Observe
- First fully open single flower
- Full flowering (record all days)
- End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)
- Not flowering
ClimateWatch Science Advisor
We expect plants to start shooting and flowering earlier in the year as a result of climate change warming the Earth. They may also start appearing in new areas, as warmer temperatures enable them to live in environments that were previously too cold for them.
When To Look
- April to November
Where To Look
- Widespread in inland New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.
- Found in dry, well drained soil.
The map below displays the accumulated observations of these species as reported by ClimateWatch observers, together with the layer showing how the range of the species might change between now and 2085, with orange areas indicating where the species might disappear, and green areas where the species range might expand.
Napier J & van Leeuwen S. 2008. Common Plants of the Pilbara. Department of Environment and Conservation.
Woodley M et al. Wangalili Yindjibarndi and Ngarluma Plants. Juluwaru Aboriginal Corporation.
It is a distinctive species and unlikely to be confused for any other.
Did You Know?
It is one of the largest Mulla Mulla's.