Dampiera linearis R.Br.
Common Dampiera

Prodr. 588 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

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.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 8 February 2000

Scientific Description

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 10-40 mm long, 3-18 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, present hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 6.5-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length 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.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, 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.