Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 12, t. 964 (1826) APNI
Minutely pubescent to glabrescent, decumbent to erect perennial, to c. 50 cm high; stems often maroon-tinged. Leaves ovate or obovate in outline, 1.5–12 cm long, to c. 6 cm wide, pinnatisect, lobes linear to linear-lanceolate, simple or toothed. Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicels 3–17 cm long, minutely pubescent. Calyx-lobes 4.5–11 mm long; corolla 25–45 mm long; lobes subequal or upper 2 slightly narrower, bright blue-mauve (rarely white or pinkish), oblanceolate to lanceolate, 9–18 mm long, 2.2–6.5 mm wide, tube c. 17–24 mm long, very shortly slit; filaments 18–24 mm long, anther tube 4–6 mm long, seta of lower anthers c. 1.7–2.3 mm long. Capsule obconical, slightly compressed, 8–18 mm long; seeds c. cylindrical, 0.7–1 mm long, brown, alveoles c. isodiametric. Flowers and fruits most of year.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. A herb of dry open rocky areas, often associated with granite outcrops.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|