Dampiera diversifolia de Vriese
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:403 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Prostrate perennial, herb or shrub, 0.03-0.75 m high, to 0.6 m wide; glabrous on outside of corolla. Fl. blue/blue-purple, Sep to Dec. Sandy soils. Sandplains, river beds.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, West Arthur.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 10-14 mm long, 3-7 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 5-10 mm long, glabrous. Presence pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0.5-1 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 9-11 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-5.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7-8 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.4-0.6 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.6-2.5 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.