Lechenaultia floribunda Benth. Free-flowering Leschenaultia
Endl.Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 70-71 (1837)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 19 March 1996

Diffuse, ascending shrub, 0.15-1 m high. Fl. blue/white, Aug to Dec. White/grey or yellow sand.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Bunbury, Busselton, Carnamah, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Gingin, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kwinana, Melville, Mingenew, Morawa, Murray, Northam, Northampton, Perth, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Shark Bay, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Victoria Plains, Vincent, Wandering, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Wongan-Ballidu.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 4 February 2020

Stems ribbed. Leaves compressed, 2.5-8 mm long, 0.4-1 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 9-13 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 4-6 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 10-16 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 4.2-9 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 4.2-8 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.4-0.6 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 8-10 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Carnarvon (CAR), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) and Warren (WAR) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.