Annual Bluebell
Bud & Fruiting
Murray Mallee Region
Bluebell
Type 1, Lower Plant
 
                      
Annual Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gracilenta)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Bellflower (Campanulaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Annual Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gracilenta)
This Photo:     🔍Flower🔎
Other name: Blue-bell

Thank you Dr Peter Lang for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
We were stumped with this one, both from being white & having a hairy calyx. We couldn't find a match.
Peter said "I'm always pleased when I see forms with hairs on the hypanthium, as it is a good indicator of W. gracilenta (along with its annual habit). However, it is more often than not glabrous. Variably hairy on fruit and calyx, and often white. Always annual."

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Sep-2022
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)