Lobelia anceps

Common name: 

Angled Lobelia

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPSTVWXZ) all States except NT

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

Damp forest, lowland forest, riparian scrub, tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Light blue to violet2


Perennial herb to 300 mm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has fan-shaped blue flowers that are borne singularly from leaf axils. Leaves are narrow and toothed1

Image of Lobelia anceps
Image of Lobelia anceps
Image of Lobelia anceps
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria