Benth. in Endl., Enum. Pl.H~igel 75 (1837).
Synonymy: W. simplicicaulis Vriese in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2:241 (1848); W. tadgellii Loth., Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 71:228 (1947).
Common name: Tadgells bluebell.
Perennial tufted herbs with a fleshy rootstock, typically glabrous; stems 10-75 cm long, branching below the inflorescence; leaves alternate or sometimes the lowermost opposite, 4-115 mm long, 1-10 mm wide, linear throughout or the lowermost oblanceolate, margins flat.
Inflorescence a terminal cyme; receptacle 2-7 mm long, elongated-obconical or sometimes obconical; sepals 5, 0.5-5.5 mm long, narrowly triangular, acute; corolla blue, rotate; tube 0.5-1.5 mm long, funnel-shaped; lobes 5, sometimes 4 or 6, 2-9 mm long, more than 4 times as long as the tube, broadly elliptical; stamens 5; filaments c. 1.5 mm long, rhombic, with or without protuberant shoulders; anthers c. 1.5 mm long; ovary 3- or sometimes 2eelled; style 2-5.5 mm long, 3- or sometimes 2-fid, contracted just below the stigmatic lobes by more than half its width, with 1 gland below each stigmatic cleft or glands absent.
Capsule 4-12.5 mm long, elongated-obconical or sometimes obconical.
||Flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 627g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Grieve & Blackall (1975) How to know Western Australian wildflowers 4:668.
An uncommon species found in grassy sites in a variety of vegetation types.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Sept. — May.
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