It is estimated that there are approximately 200 species of Goodenia, most of which are found in Australia. Of these, there are approximately 21 species are in Central Australia / Northern Territory.
Easily recognised, the flowers have two upper petals and 3 lower petals, all having a frill-like wings. Whilst there are a number of blue flowering varieties, most are yellow.
Some of the yellow-flowering Goodenia species found in Central Australia are Goodenia lunata (Hairy goodenia), G. fascicularis, G cycloptera and G. heterochila (Serrated goodenia).
- Goodenia vilmoriniae
- Goodenia heteromera (Spreading Goodenia)
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes
- Clade: Angiosperms
- Clade: Eudicots
- Clade: Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Goodeniaceae
- Genus: Goodenia
- Species: there are about 200 Googenia species