Nature conservation

Threatened species

Swamp Foxglove - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Centranthera cochinchinensis
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 12 Sep 2003
Profile last updated: 15 Jun 2020


Swamp Foxglove is an upright annual herb 13-55 cm high, with rough-textured branches. The narrow leaves are lance-shaped or oval, 2-5.5 cm long and 1.5-4.5 mm wide. The 13-30 mm long tubular flowers are pink or mauve with white lobes and a pink or purple throat. Flowers summer-autumn.


Occurs in northern Australia and south-east Asia and known from NSW north from Wooli.

Habitat and ecology

  • Uncommon in swampy areas and other moist sites.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsStanthorpe Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastCataract Predicted None
NSW North CoastYuraygir Known None
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None