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Goodenia geniculata

Bent Goodenia

Trailing perennial herb, rooting at leaf nodes to form a mat.

Additional information

  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-10 cm x 10-50 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRosette of glossy lance-shaped leaves, broader at the tip, 3-10 cm x 3-10 mm, scattered hairs on both sides, margins toothed.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to January
  • FlowersLarge, usually single, hairy flowers on stalk 1.5-7 cm long, often bending at bracts after flowering.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to dryish well drained soils in open forests. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useAttractive trailing and matting plant for rockeries, small groundcover or containers.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Chris Clarke, NatureShare ©; 2 Cathy Powers ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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