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Native bluebells

Native bluebells

Wahlenbergia queenslandica

Family: Campanulaceae

Small perennial plant usually growing to a maximum of 50cm in height. Easily identifiable by the five petalled, star shaped, blue flowers.

Can be pruned to base level (leaving the rosette of leaves at the base) to produce fresh foliage and flowers. Also self-seeds well in the home garden. Looks great planted together with the bright yellow flowering Chrysocephalum apiculatum which grows to a similar height.

Where to find this plant at Alice Springs Desert Park

Common in all areas of the park, especially in the Desert Rivers and Woodland habitats.

Moore, P., 2005. A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Reed New Holland, Sydney

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