Dampiera eriocephala de Vriese Woolly-headed Dampiera
Natuurk.Verh.Holl.Maatsch.Wetensch.Haarlem 118 (1854)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Erect perennial, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high, leaves white-tomentose below. Fl. blue/white, Sep to Dec or Jan. Sandy, often gravelly soils. Sandplains, breakaways.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dalwallinu, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Narrogin, Perenjori, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Sandstone, Toodyay, Westonia, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 15 June 2018

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 30-110 mm long, 5-28 mm wide, hairy, with dense, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 6-8 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 3-4.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3-8 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla white or blue, 10-12 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 3.5-6.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 6-9 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.5-1 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-4 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Murchison (MUR), Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.