Prodr. 439 (1810) APNI
Erect to ascending, rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennial, 4–35 cm high, glabrous. Leaves sessile, not joined at nodes, lanceolate to linear-oblong, 5–35 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex obtuse to broadly acute, base narrow-cuneate to rounded, margins entire or sparsely toothed. Flowers solitary in axils; pedicels 1–7 cm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, teeth equal, c. 1 mm long; corolla 2-lipped, blue, purple or lilac, tube 7–10 mm long, yellow, upper lip recurved, lower lip c. 4–7 mm long, spreading, with a prominent raised yellow palate behind, closing the mouth. Capsule ellipsoid to globose, 5–6 mm long. Flowers May–Sep.
LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. India, southern Africa. Scattered across northern Victoria and in the Little Desert, on heavy soils in swamps, creeks and depressions prone to flooding.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|