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Goodenia hederacea

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Goodeniaceae
Scientific name  Goodenia hederacea
Order  Asterales
Genus  Goodenia
Rank  Species
Goodenia hederacea Goodenia hederacea Wikipedia
Similar  Goodenia, Entolasia stricta, Pratia purpurascens, Cheilanthes sieberi, Ajuga australis

Goodenia hederacea, the ivy goodenia or forest goodenia,is a flowering plant that is endemic to Australia. It may be prostrate or grow up to 80 cm (31 in) in height with stems arising from the base. Leaves are 10 to 120 mm long and 3 to 25 mm wide with a green upper surface, and a lower surface which may be hairless or tomentose. The yellow flowers are 8 to 15 mm long and appear between August and April in the species native range. The species occurs in alpine woodland, forest and grassland in ranges and coastal areas of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Goodenia hederacea Goodenia hederacea subsp alpestris at Namadgi National Park

The species was first formally described by English botanist James Edward Smith in 1794 in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London

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Two subspecies are currently recognised:

  • Goodenia hederacea subsp. alpestris (K.Krause) Carolin
  • Goodenia hederacea Sm. subsp. hederacea
  • In cultivation, the species prefers a situation in part shade and with some moisture. It copes with a range of soil types and tolerates frost and snow.

    Goodenia hederacea Goodenia hederacea Growing Native Plants
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    References

    Goodenia hederacea Wikipedia


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