Goodenia glauca F.Muell.

Pale Goodenia

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 40 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect perennial to 20 cm high; stems glabrous or sparsely strigose. Leaves distinctly 3-veined, glaucous; basal leaves shortly petiolate, lanceolate to elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, acute to obtuse, glabrous or glabrescent, entire or toothed; cauline leaves slightly smaller, remote, entire. Inflorescences terminal leafy racemes to 15 cm long, or subumbels; pedicels 2–5 cm long; bracteoles usually absent. Sepals lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm long; corolla 12–18 mm long, finely pubescent, pale yellow, abaxial lobes 5.5–6.5 mm long, wings 2–3 mm wide; indusium hemispherical; ovules to c. 30. Fruit subglobose, 5–7 mm diam., valves entire; seeds broad-elliptic, 3–4 mm long, smooth, brown, wing c. 1 mm wide, thick. Flowers mainly Oct.–Feb.

Gold, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria apparently confined to drier inland parts, with an old collection labelled 'Sandringham' being of doubtful provenance. Favours heavier soils on floodplains, river banks and other periodically moist sites.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Goodenia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Goodenia glauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia glauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales