Lechenaultia linarioides DC. Yellow Leschenaultia
Prodr. 7:519 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 28 June 2006

Sprawling, open shrub, to 1.5 m high. Fl. red/pink/cream/yellow, Jan to Dec. Brown, grey, yellow or white sand, sometimes over limestone, red sandy clay. Sandplains, low dunes, ridges, hillsides, winter-wet flats, roadverges.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Cambridge, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Coorow, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Fremantle, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Moora, Nedlands, Northampton, Shark Bay, Stirling, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 26 May 2020

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 7-9 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 5-11 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 5.5-8 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow or red, 15-22 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 10-13 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 8-11 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1.7-2.4 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.7-4 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 14-19 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Carnarvon (CAR), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.