Lechenaultia expansa R.Br.
Prodr. 581 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 19 March 1996

Prostrate to ascending shrub, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. blue-purple/blue-white, Oct to Dec or Jan. Sandy soils. Swampy areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kulin, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, West Arthur.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 4-9 mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 1.5-5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 4.5-5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 8-14 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 4-8.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 3.4 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.3-0.5 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 5-8 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in January, October, November and December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.