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Goodenia elongata

Lanky Goodenia

Slender erect or creeping perennial herb, one to a few branches.

Additional information

  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size20-50 cm x 0.5-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesMainly stem leaves with loose basal rosette of stalked lance-shaped leaves, broader towards tip 2-9 cm x 4-20 mm, downy or hairless, toothed or entire. Stem leaves smaller, stalkless.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • FlowersLoose terminal leafy sprays to 10 cm long of single flowers to 25 mm across on long slender jointed stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soil tolerating waterlogging in swampy areas of the foothills and mountains. Frost tolerant. Semi shade.
  • Garden useA short-lived herb forming dense colonies, suitable for wet conditions and bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Marilyn Bull ©

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