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Goodenia humilis

Swamp Goodenia

Erect tufted perennial herb suckering to form a carpet.

Additional information

  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-20 cm x 0.5-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesBasal tuft of narrow to lance-shaped leaves, broader towards tip with long tapering base 4-10 cm x 4-8 mm, toothed or entire. Few small stem leaves.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeNovember to March
  • FlowersBranched terminal leafy sprays of flowers to 12 mm across, equal to or slightly longer than leaves, flowers downy on outside.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soils beside watercourses and swamps. Full sun.
  • Garden useA dainty little herb for moist sunny spots such as beside pools and dams.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Cathy Powers ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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