Lechenaultia biloba Lindl.
Blue Leschenaultia

Reference
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 27 (1839)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status
Current

Diffuse, ascending shrub, 0.15-1(-1.6) m high, with distinctive large corolla wings. Fl. blue, Jul to Dec. Lateritic or granitic soils. Hills, outcrops, flats.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 September 2002
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Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 2.5-9 mm long, 0.4-1 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 7-10 mm long, glabrous. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 7-10 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 4.5-5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 12-25 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside, with wings, 1.6-8 mm wide, wings present on both sides, NaN (?) mm wide, 1.5-4.5 mm wide on the narrower side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 6-7 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the Coolgardie (COO), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Warren (WAR) 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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bruce Rock, Busselton, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Collie, Coorow, Corrigin, Cuballing, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gingin, Goomalling, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Kalamunda, Kent, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Merredin, Moora, Mukinbudin, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narembeen, Narrogin, Nedlands, Northam, Perenjori, Perth, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn, York.