Dampiera alata Lindl. Winged-stem Dampiera
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 27 (1839)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 5 March 1996

Erect, woody perennial, herb, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. blue, Jul to Dec. Sandy or clay, often gravelly soils, laterite. Plains, swamps, hillslopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Chittering, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northam, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 4 February 2020

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 20-45 mm long, 3-15 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 3-4 mm long, glabrous. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 3-10 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes hairy, simple hairs. Corolla blue, 12-16 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple, absent hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-8 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 6.5-10 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.7-1.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.5-2.5 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 6-8 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.