Goodenia lanata

Trailing Goodenia

Trailing herb, rooting at nodes. Silver-grey hairs on stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate x 0.5-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesDowny dark green egg-shaped leaves, broader towards tip, basal leaves 1-8 cm x 5-20 mm, margins toothed, base tapering, stem leaves smaller.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • FlowersSingle flowers on long jointed stalks, in leaf axils, sometimes terminal sprays.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soils in forests and heathy woodlands. Full sun to semi shade.
  • Garden useAttractive trailing plant for rockeries, containers, hanging baskets. Plant under established trees. Tolerates dry periods once established. Does not form a dense mat.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
  • Related speciesGoodenia blackiana is recorded from McMahon's Creek area. It is a trailing prostrate herb, rooting at the nodes. Stems are downy, leaf undersurfaces densely covered in white cottony hairs, margins toothed. Single yellow flowers on long stalks, August to January. Grows on well drained soils in open forest or woodland locally.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Peter Kinchington ©

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