Scaevola aemula R.Br.

Fairy Fan-flower

Scrambling or erect herb to 50 cm tall with yellow-bristled stems. Leaves obovate, 1-9 cm long, 0.3-3 cm wide with surface hair, the lower leaves at least with toothed margins. Flower clusters terminal; spring and summer. Corolla 1.5-2.5 cm long, bearded and yellow inside and white, lilac or pale blue.

SA, NSW, Vic

Perhaps the most popular species in the genus with a range of cultivars, including S. 'Blue Fandango' PVJ 11(1)63, S. 'Golden Fanfare', 'Mauve Clusters', S. 'Petite Cascade' PVJ 7(1)32, S. 'Purple Fanfare', S. 'Summertime Blues' PVJ 11(1)63 and S. 'White Adriatic'.

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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Goodeniaceae
genus        Scaevola L.