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Goodenia ovata

Hop Goodenia

Open erect to straggling shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyGoodeniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2.5 m x 1-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesLight green egg-shaped, toothed leaves 3-8 cm x 1-4 cm, on stalk to 3 cm.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to February
  • FlowersSmall sprays of 3-6 well displayed open flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWidespread in many habitats, especially forests, on damp to moist soils. Will tolerate periods of waterlogging. Light frosts. Full sun to full shade.
  • Garden useA pioneer plant which requires pruning to prevent straggliness. Plant under established trees. Adds a natural element to a bush garden.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Yarra Ranges Council photo library

Plant Communities

  • 05 Mountain Ash Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 30)
  • 21 Broad-leaf Peppermint Heathy Dry Forest (EVC 20)
  • 06 Mountain Ash Wet Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 30)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 26 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Middle Yarra (EVC 22)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 27 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 22)
  • 11 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 18)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 12 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 18)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)
  • 32 Silvertop Ash Shrubby Foothill Forest (EVC 45)
  • 15 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket - Middle & Upper Yarra (EVC 59)
  • 34 Manna Gum Floodplain Riparian Woodland (EVC 56)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 35 Floodplain Wetland Complex (EVC 172)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 36 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket – Central Highlands (EVC 59)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 41 Swamp Paperbark Riparian Thicket (EVC 59)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 43 Buxton Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 20 Messmate Lowland Forest (EVC 16)
  • 46 Silvertop Ash Heathy Dry Forest (EVC 20)
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