Dampiera hederacea R.Br.
Karri Dampiera

Prodr. 587 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, spreading to decumbent or climbing perennial, herb, 0.2-1(-2) m high. Fl. blue/white, Jun or Aug to Dec or Jan. Sandy or clay, often gravelly soils. Swamps, creeklines, roadsides, slopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 6 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 15-50 mm long, 6-30 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, present, dendritic hairs; margins toothed. Bracteoles present, 1.5-2.5 mm long, hairy, with simple, dendritic hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1.5-6 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0.5-1 mm long, hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs. Corolla blue, 6-8.5 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 2.5-5.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 3-6 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.3-0.4 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.6-2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2-3 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Jarrah Forest (JF) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 25 February 2021


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Collie, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona.