Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Hop Goodenia

Hop Goodenia

Hop Goodenia Goodenia ovata is widespread, meaning you can find it growing in a lot of places in Victoria, especially in moist areas. It got its specific name ovata because of the shape of its leaves

It has an untidy, straggly habit, grows up to two metres, flowers for a long time, is easy to grow in the garden or revegetation areas, will tolerate a wide variety of soils, and has a beautiful little yellow flower about 1-2 cm long. Yet, I'm not very fond of the Hop Goodenia - don't know why, because I like most of its smaller cousins.

This one was flowering yesterday at Jerringot Wetland in Belmont, suburban Geelong.

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