Conospermum brownii Meisn.
Blue-eyed Smokebush

Reference
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:248 (1848)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.25-1.2 m high. Fl. white/blue, Aug to Dec. Yellow, white or grey sand, often over laterite.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 1 August 1995
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 20-50 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, entire, erect. Inflorescences without leaves, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters stalked, white, cream or blue, glabrous; floral bracts 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Perianth 5-9 mm long, irregular, glabrous; upper lip 1.3-1.8 mm long, glabrous; lower lip 1-1.8 mm long, glabrous. Nut 2.3-2.6 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Dundas, Esperance, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Lake Grace, Merredin, Narembeen, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.