Goodenia scaevolina F.Muell.

Fragm. 1:118 (1859)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, much-branched, viscid shrub, 0.3-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. blue/blue-purple/white, Feb to Aug or Oct. Shallow stony soils. Hill tops & slopes, sandstone outcrops.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 25-95 mm long, 15-30 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire, toothed or lobed. Bracteoles present, 3.4-5.5 mm long, hairy, with glandular hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-4 mm long, hairy, with glandular hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3.5-7 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple, glandular hairs. Corolla blue, 15-19 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, simple, glandular hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 7.5-9 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 9-9.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.8-1.3 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 16-17 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Dampier land (DL), Ord-Victoria Plains (OVP), Tanami (TAN), Victoria Bonaparte (VB) and Central Kimberly (CK) IBRA Region(s), of the Northern (N) and Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.

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


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Tanami, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, Keep, McLarty, Mount Eliza, Pentecost, Pindanland, Purnululu, Roebourne, South Kimberley Interzone, Tanami Desert, Trainor.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.