Native Blue Cornflower or Blue pincushion

Family: Goodeniaceae
Genus: Brunonia
Species: australis
Main Flower Colour: Blue

Description

As would be expected from its widespread distribution, Brunonia australis is rather variable in habit. It is a perennial herb, with a cluster of elliptical leaves at the base. The leaves are about 10 cm long. The flowers occur on 50 cm high stems arising from the basal leaves of the plant. While the individual flowers are small they occur in hemispherical clusters of 50 or more, each cluster being about 30 mm in diameter. The flower colour is mid to deep blue and flowers are usually seen in spring but may also occur sporadically, extending through to autumn

Flowering start in May and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is blue.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/7413
http://anpsa.org.au/b-aus.html

Created: 15 Feb 2014 - Member - KeithG (WA)
Updated: 18 Jul 2014 - Member - Scrubby (VIC)

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Location

Bio Regions

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

MUR - Murchison

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

Specifics

Near Lambert Center, Northern Territory

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