I can’t help wondering why it has taken me so long to post the Trailing Goodenia which is one of the most prolific flowering plants we have here in Spring. It is one of the first Spring flowers to appear and continues flowering right into early Summer. We also find them in most parts of our fifteen acres, although they do seem to like the transition zones between grassy area and bush.
According to Denise Grieg’s ‘Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers’ there are 390 species of Goodenia, most of which are only found in Australia. We seem to predominantly have the Trailing Goodenia, although I think I have identified one of my photographs as Black’s Goodenia. These are less common on our land.
7 thoughts on “Trailing Goodenia (Goodenia lanata)”
It is kind of cute! 🙂
Yes it is, isn’t it? They remind me of iris flowers, but of course they are different species.
It does look like iris. I just google its info, which says its blooming time is from October to December (late fall to winter).
In Australia Spring is September to November, and Summer is December to February, so it does flower in Spring and Summer. 🙂 Lisa
Thank you for your confirm, Lisa! — Jane
Thanks Jane, I’m glad you found the flower so interesting. 🙂 Lisa
Thank you for sharing! 🙂