Wahlenbergia luteola

Bronze Bluebell

Perennial tufted herb with thickened taproot. Few to many erect, leafy stems from the base, branching above.

Additional information

  • FamilyCampanulaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size6-40 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesPairs of narrow leaves 5-60 mm x 1-2 mm, sometimes becoming scattered above the base, margins entire or with a few small teeth.
  • Flower colourBlue inside, yellowish-brown outside
  • Flowering timeOctober to March
  • FlowersSingle terminal bell-shaped flowers to 15 mm across, tube shorter than erect calyx lobes, floral lobes not widely spreading.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist alluvial soils in lowland woodland. Full sun.
  • Garden useA dainty herb especially mass planted or planted in drifts in moist soil. Plant in large container with other herbs or under a small shrub.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Very limited distribution locally, scattered within Victoria.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - flowers
Photographer/s: 1 Colleen Miller ©; 2 Russell Best, NatureShare ©; 3, 4 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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