Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex Roth.

Native Bluebells

22 species in Aust. (1 naturalized); all states and territories

Annual or perennial herbs with fleshy or almost woody rootstocks or rhizomes. Leaves alternate or opposite, obovate to linear. Flowers solitary on long peduncles or in loose cymes. Sepals 4–5. Corolla tubular to rotate, regular, 3–5-lobed, blue to white. Stamens 5, free; pollen deposited on hairs on the upper part of the style before the flower opens. Ovary inferior, 2–3-locular; style 2–3-fid. Fruit a capsule dehiscing through terminal valves.