Cattle Bush

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Trichodesma
Species: zeylanicum
Main Flower Colour: Blue

Description

Erect annual or perennial herb to c. 1 m high, smooth to hispid; taproot well-developed.

Basal leaves opposite, becoming alternate up stem; lamina linear-oblong to narrow-ovate, 3.5–10.5 cm long, 7–20 mm wide, apex acute, surfaces hispid; ± sessile.

Flowers 15–20 mm diam., blue, rarely white; pedicels to 30 mm long. Sepals narrow-ovate, 10–15 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, broadening in fruit. Corolla tube 5–6 mm long, lobes 5–8 mm long. Anthers 6–7 mm long, hairy; appendages 4–6 mm long. Mericarps 4, outer surface smooth and ± mottled, inner surface wrinkled; leaving a conspicuous gynobase.

Flowering start in May and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is blue.

References

NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE

Created: 30 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

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