Common name: Granite Bluebell
Wahlenbergia graniticola Carolin APNI*
Description: Perennial tufted herb, 7–95 cm high, branching below inflorescence, lower parts hirsute, upper parts glabrous.
Leaves alternate or sometimes the lowermost opposite, obovate or oblanceolate, becoming linear up the stem, 5–80 mm long, 1–15 mm wide, apex ± obtuse to acute, margins flat or undulate, entire or with small callus teeth, lower leaves hirsute, upper leaves glabrous.
Flowers in cymes. Sepals 2–6 mm long. Corolla blue; tube 2–6.5 mm long; lobes 6–19 mm long. Style 3-fid, constricted about halfway down.
Capsule obconic, 3–10 mm long, usually glabrous.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and scrub communities, especially on sandy soils; widespread in inland districts, west to the Wilcannia district.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by P. J. Smith
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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