Scaevola hookeri

Alpine or Creeping Fan-flower

Hairy matting perennial herb with stems to 30cm long, rooting at nodes.

Additional information

  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeprostrate x 1 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesLight green egg-shaped to oblong leaves 1-5 cm x 2-15 mm with rounded tips and entire or toothed margins.
  • Flower colourWhite or blue with yellow throats
  • Flowering timeNovember to March
  • FlowersShortly stalked single fan-shaped flowers in leaf axils.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist bare soil in subalpine wet forest. Snow and frost tolerant. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useUseful ground cover in moist gardens and bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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