Goodenia Sm.

Commemorating Samuel Goodenough (1743–1827), Archbishop of Carlisle, botanist and well-known member of the Linnaean Society at the time.

Shrubs or herbs. Leaves with axillary tufts of hair. Flower clusters various, occasionally flowers solitary in the axils of the basal leaves. Sepals 5, free. Petals sometimes 'eared', 2-lipped and often with a protruding spur at the front, white, yellow, pink,mauve or blue. Stamens free.ovary inferior with several ovules and a horizontal indusium. Fruit a 2- or 4-valved capsule; seeds winged or flat-edged. Grown for the variety of foliage and flower forms, yellow being the most frequent flower colour.

Useful as groundcovers, container or landscape plants.

Cuttings and stolons, occasionally by seed.

Flowers with a prominent spur.

About 180 species from Australia (178 species are endemic), New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Carolin (1992).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Goodeniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Goodeniaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Goodenia hederacea Sm.
species         Goodenia humilis R.Br.
species         Goodenia lanata R.Br.
species         Goodenia ovata Sm.
species         Goodenia rotundifolia R.Br.