Cup Velleia

Family: Goodeniaceae
Genus: Velleia
Species: connata
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

An erect herb growing to about 60cm high. Basal leaves oblong in shape 5–20 cm long, to 8 cm wide, margins toothed to lobed, smooth, grey green. Along the upright flowering stem are bracteoles that are fused into a cup, to 6 cm across with a slightly toothed margin.
Flower about 2cm long, yellow-brown. Grows in red sand.

Flowering start in July.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. Fused bracteoles forming a cup, yellow-brown flowers with 5 petals.

Uses

Some species of Velleia are suspected of causing stock poisoning.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/7654

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Velleia~connataCreated: 16 Jul 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

Tanami (TAN)

Region Specifics

Tanami Track

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