Wahlenbergia luteola P.J.Sm. APNI*
Description: Perennial tufted herb, 6–80 cm high, branching below inflorescence, glabrous or sometimes sparsely hirsute.
Leaves opposite, becoming alternate up the stem, linear, 4–60 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex acute, margins flat, entire, or with small callus teeth, glabrous or sometimes lower leaves sparsely hirsute.
Flowers in cymes. Sepals 3–8.5 mm long. Corolla blue inside, white, often with a yellowish brown wash outside; tube 2–5 mm long; lobes 6–14 mm long. Style 3-fid, usually not constricted.
Capsule elongated-obconic, 5–12 mm long, glabrous.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland grassland and along roadsides; chiefly on the ranges and in inland districts, south from Tenterfield district, west to Cobar and Euston districts, also recorded as collected last century near Sydney.
NSW subdivisions: ?CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by P. J. Smith
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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