J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 13: 90 (1990) APNI
Faintly scented perennial herbs to more than 80 cm high, sometimes suckering, with erect branches, glabrous but for sessile glands and, rarely, tiny aculeate eglandular hairs on the branches and inflorescences. Basal leaves opposite, oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 1–5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, glabrous, margins toothed, rarely c. entire; upper leaves sometimes alternate. Flowers 2 or 3 in axils of opposite or alternate leaf-like bracts (or flowers single and often with a leafy shoot in young inflorescences); pedicels usually 2–5 mm long, glabrous, usually glandular. Sepals 3–6 mm long, glabrous or with minute eglandular hairs and sessile glands; corolla 4–7 mm long, blue-purple, tube white at base, yellow apically, lower lips spreading, recurved. Capsule 3.5–5 mm long. Flowers mostly spring and summer.
GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland states. In Victoria, largely confined to the floodplain of the Murray River downstream of Cohuna area, but also fringing Lake Albacutya and temporary lakes of its overflow. Usually occurring on heavier loams or clays (sometimes saline) in temporarily inundated sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|