Purple Mulla Mulla Jamie Tedeschi/ClimateWatcher

Purple Mulla Mulla

Erect annual herb. Grows up to 1.2 m high.

It is one of the largest Mulla Mulla's.


Basal rosette of spatula shaped leaves up to 10 cm long.


Pink/purple flower spikes are up to 10 cm long and 4 cm across with loose-hairy flowers.

Field Guide

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What to Observe

  • First fully open single flower

  • Full flowering (record all days)

  • End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)

  • No flowering

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When and Where

When To Look

  • April to November

Where To Look

  • Widespread in inland NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia
  • In dry, well drained soil
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What Else?

Similar Species

It is a distinctive species and unlikely to be confused for any other.