Project Description

Alternative Names:

  • Purple Sheep’s Burr
  • Purple Goose Leaf
  • New Zealand Burr
  • Spineless Pirri-Pirri
  • Purple Goose Leaf
  • Purple Piripiri
  • Purple Bidibid

Acaena inermis purpurea is a vigorous, hardy, herbaceous groundcover plant. It spreads to about 1m. It has fine, feathery foliage which hugs the ground although its leaves can grow as high as 5cm if growing in light shade when the colour will change from purple to a grey-purple.


  • Median Height: 5cm tall x 100cm wide
  • Hardy