Wahlenbergia gracilenta

Common name: 

Annual Bluebell

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Snowfields (all grids except ?QY) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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

Lowland forest, tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Blue (sometimes white or pink)2

Habit:

Annual or ephemeral herb 2-50 cm long2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Course, rough hairs are on all but the upper few leaves of this species. Leaves are opposite at the base for at least 2 nodes2

Images:
Image of Wahlenbergia gracilenta
Image of Wahlenbergia gracilenta
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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