Fl. Bot. Zeitung 12: 643 (1829) APNI
Erect, 30–100 cm high. Leaves densely hairy, apex acute or acuminate, margins flat to slightly undulate; rosette leaves ovate-oblong or ovate, 10–40 cm long, 3–7 cm wide; cauline leaves ovate. Inflorescences with long-peduncle; bracts as long as or longer than sepals. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–5 mm long, acute or obtuse, elongating to c. 8 mm in fruit, hairy; corolla 5–8 mm long, bright blue with a white throat, lobes suborbicular, 3–5 mm long, longer than tube; stamens inserted just below throat of corolla-tube. Mericarps 3–4.5 mm long, brown; areole narrower than base of mericarp. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
*CVU, *HSF, *Strz, *VVP. Also naturalised Tas. In Victoria, known only from the Dandenong Ranges, Mitta Mitta and Mt Macedon, persisting in sites of abandoned gardens or weakly escaping from cultivation.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|