Wahlenbergia gracilenta

Common Name:

Annual Bluebell

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Snowfields (all grids except ?QY) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Lowland forest, tea-tree heath 1

Flower Description:

Blue (sometimes white or pink) 2


Annual or ephemeral herb 2-50 cm long 2

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 nodes 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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