Wahlenbergia gracilenta

Hairy Annual Bluebell

Single to few-stemmed hairy annual herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyCampanulaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-30 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesEgg-shaped leaves 1-40 mm x 0.2-11 mm, paired for first few nodes, becoming sparser and narrow lance-shaped, margins wavy.
  • Flower colourPale blue
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersTiny bell-shaped flowers to 6 mm wide at the end of stems. Petals are edible.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsGravelly or loamy soils and seasonally damp mossy ledges in wet forests. Full sun to full shade.
  • Garden useDainty little herb which will seed freely in some gardens, drying out as summer approaches.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Widespread outside the Shire..
  • Aboriginal Use Food - flowers
Photographer/s: 1 Geoff Lay, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2 Russell Best, NatureShare ©; 3 Neil Blair Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 4 Swee Oon ©

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