Alice Springs Desert Park
Known as the Native Bluebell (Wahlenbergia queenslandica), this small herbaceous plant is native to Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and the Northern Territory.
It is a straggling to erect perennial herb, growing to a height of 0.3 up to 1 metre. Usually found flowering between April and September in WA, February to December in the Northern Territory and throughout the year in New South Wales.
The flowers are visited by a range of insects, such as native bees pictured here from the genus Braunsapis sp. picture here.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Phylum: Charophyta
- Class: Equisetopsida
- Subclass: Magnoliidae
- Superorder: Asteranae
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Campanulaceae
- Genus: Wahlenbergia
- Species: Wahlenbergia queenslandica
Footnote & References
- Native Bluebells, Wahlenbergia queenslandica, https://alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/connect-with-nature/plants/plants/native-bluebells
- Wahlenbergia queenslandica Carolin ex P.J.Sm., Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2888349
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