Prodr. 439 (1810) APNI
Low perennial herb forming rosettes connected by rhizomes, glabrous or with scattered to somewhat dense eglandular hairs (at least on leaves and rachis). Leaves obovate to spathulate, lamina 0.8–5.5 cm long, 2.5–18 mm wide, margins toothed, sinuate or almost entire, often undulate, surfaces discolorous; petiole 3–30 mm long. Flowers usually 1–4 on erect scapiform rachis 1–14 cm long; bracts absent or caducous; bracteoles to 4 mm long; pedicels 0.5–4 cm long. Calyx 2.5–5.5 mm long, teeth 1–2.5 mm long; corolla 7.5–12 mm long, pale blue to purple, tube usually 5–8 mm long, pale to white, palate flecked or entirely yellow or possibly white. Capsule possibly indehiscent, ellipsoid, 5–7 mm long, enclosed or slightly exserted from persistent calyx. Flowers Sep.–Apr.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, MonT, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Widespread mostly in near-coastal areas, in or around margins of swamps or on poorly-drained ground, usually in heathland, heathy woodland or grassland communities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|