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Family: Campanulaceae
Wahlenbergia preissii

Citation: Vriese in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2:241 (1848).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Annual, single- or few-stemmed herbs; upper parts glabrous, lower parts hirsute; stems 6-40 cm long, often unbranched below the inflorescence; leaves opposite, becoming alternate up the stem, 2-30 mm long, 0.5-6 mm wide, obovate, becoming linear up the stem, margins flat or sometimes undulate.

inflorescence a terminal cyme; receptacle 2-4 mm long, elongated-obconical; sepals 5, 1-2.5 mm long, narrowly oblong, obtuse; corolla blue or sometimes white, campanulate; tube 0.5-1.5 mm long, funnel-shaped; lobes 5, 1.5-4 mm long, c. 3 times as long as the tube, elliptical; stamens 5; filaments c. 1 mm long, triangular; anthers c. 1 mm long; ovary 2-celled; style 2-3.5 mm long, 2-fid, contracted about halfway down, no glands below the stigmatic clefts.

Capsule 3-7 mm long, elongated-obconical.

image of FSA3_Wahlenbergia_pre.jpg Flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 627h in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Grieve (1982) How to know Western Australian wildflowers 4, suppl., p. 668.

Distribution:  An uncommon species found in open sites in a variety of vegetation types.

S.Aust.: FR, EP, SL.   W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.

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