Goodenia ovata

Common name: 

Hop Goodenia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp heathland, woodland and forests. It is a coloniser of disturbed soils and common along tracks with poor drainage1

Flower description:



Erect shrub to 2 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has ovate leaves to 8 cm long with toothed margins. The corolla is zygomorphic, yellow, two lipped and tubular at the base2

Image of Goodenia ovata
Image of Goodenia ovata
Image of Goodenia ovata Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria