Sebaea ovata

Common name: 

Yellow Centaury

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Seasonally wet, sandy or gravelly soils in light forest1

Flower description:



Erect herb to 30 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The corolla is lemon yellow, and the leaves are sessile and not rosetted at the base1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria