Scaevola albida var. albida

Family Goodeniaceae

Prostrate to weakly ascending perennial herb forming a dense mat to 50 cm high. Spreads vegetatively by root suckers. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: Mauve, fan-shaped, October April. Visited by butterflies and Honey Bees - Apis mellifera.

Fruit: Ellipsoid to 3 mm long, single seeded.

Seed: Probably locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat mid shade to full sun.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire at ground level.
  • Limited seed set observed.
  • Readily grown from cuttings for cultivation.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Scaevola albida plant

Scaevola albida flower

Scaevola albida fruit