Scientific Name:
Parietaria judaica L. (1756)
  • = Parietaria ramiflora Moench (1794)
  • = Parietaria diffusa Mert. & W.D.J.Koch (1823)
Vernacular Name(s):
Pellitory of the wall

Procumbent or ascending, densely hairy perennial. Stem red-tinged, usually much-branched, up to 60 cm long. Lvs thick, dark green, dull, ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate, 1–4–(5) cm long. Petioles much < blade. Cymes congested. Bracteoles < perianth at fruiting, shortly connate at base. Perianth tinged red at flowering. Achenes ovoid, dark glossy green to black, 1–1.5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Oct.–Jun.