Plant Group: Dicotyledon
Herbs and shrubs, petals unevenly spaced (two above, three below, or all on one side like a fan). Stigma covered by a hood (indusium).
Bushy shrublets, flowers blue, buds conspicuously hairy.
Winged petals, two above, three below, spreading from a tube enclosing the style with hooded stigma rising above a cylinder of erect stamens.
Fan-flowers are bushes to mat-plants, flowers arise from leaf bases, usually blue and hemispherical, with petal bases that are white or yellow.