Smooth Blue-flower
Bud & Leaf
Ellura
Smooth Blue-flower
Sepals
 
                      
Smooth Blue-flower (Halgania andromedifolia)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Mints (Lamiales)
Family: Forget-me-not (Boraginaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Smooth Blue-flower (Halgania andromedifolia)
This Photo:     Flower with Raindrops
Other name: Lavender Halgania & Scented Blue-flower

Thank you Ralph Foster & Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Smallish, stiff, shiny, green leaves. Pale green / white felted underneath.
Blossoms with a blue / pale-purple flower with 5 petals.
Leaves superficially resemble Beyeria lechenaultii leaves, but Halgania leaves are much larger and are pointy.

Copyright © 2012-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)