Wahlenbergia communis

Family Campanulaceae

Tufted Bluebell

Tufted perennial herb 5 – 75 cm high, with thickened taproot. Longevity up to 5 years.

Flowers: Blue, October - April. Flowers open in afternoons and closed mornings.

Fruit: Capsule, 4 – 9 mm long with numerous seeds.

Seed: Oval, red-brown, 0.5 mm long. Probably locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassy woodland understorey and open grassland habitats,
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Wahlenbergia communis flower

Wahlenbergia communis seed