Nonea lutea (Desr.) Rchb. ex A.DC.

Yellow Alkanet

Prodr. 10: 28 (1846) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect or ascending annual, 10–60 cm high; branches and leaves with a mixture of long, stiff, coarse, spreading, unicellular hairs and shorter, finer, spreading, multicellular hairs. Leaves sessile, acute or obtuse at apex, margins entire or dentate; rosette leaves oblanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 5–20 mm wide; cauline leaves lanceolate to ovate. Bracts as long as or longer than sepals. Sepals ovate, 6–10 mm long, acute, elongating to c. 20 mm in fruit, hairy, lobes half to almost as long as tube; corolla 7–12 mm long, pale yellow, lobes ovate-orbicular, 4–6 mm long, shorter than tube; stamens inserted just below throat of corolla-tube. Mericarps ovoid-ellipsoid, 3.5–6 mm long, rugose, ribbed, finely hairy, brown; areole smooth. Flowers spring and summer.

*CVU, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised Tas. Native to Russia. In Victoria, known only from near Nathalia, and the Balliang, Geelong, Meredith and Portarlington regions.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
genus Nonea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Nonea lutea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nonea lutea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised

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New South Wales