Dampiera linearis R.Br. Common Dampiera
Prodr. 588 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Erect perennial, herb, 0.15-0.6 m high, leaves obovate to elliptic, entire or lobed. Fl. blue, Jul to Dec. Sandy or clayey soils, laterite. Plains, stony ridges, seasonally wet flats.

Distribution

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

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

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

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Bayswater, Belmont, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bunbury, Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dumbleyung, Fremantle, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Melville, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northam, Northampton, Perth, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Park, Vincent, Wandering, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling, Yilgarn, York.

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 10-40 mm long, 3-18 mm wide, hairy, with dense, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 6.5-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 3-10 mm long, hairy, with simple, dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent. Corolla blue, 14-17 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple, absent hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 7-9.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-10 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.4-1.2 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.5-2.7 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 4-4.5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the 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.