Goodenia gracilis R.Br. APNI*
Description: Annual or perennial herbs to 50 cm high, almost glabrous except for flowers.
Leaves mostly basal, linear-lanceolate, 5–17 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, margins entire or toothed, thick.
Flowers in racemes on almost leafless scapes; stalks to 5 cm long, bracteoles present. Sepals narrow-triangular, 1–1.4 mm long. Corolla 7–10 mm long, yellow, pubescent with glandular and simple hairs outside, with blunt enations inside; auriculate; wing c. 1 mm wide. Indusium folded, the 2 sides of the lower lip appressed, ± notched.
Fruit subglobose to ovoid, 3–6 mm long; valves 2, entire; seeds brown.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp places, usually on heavy soils, west to Deniliquin area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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