Goodenia ovata—Hop Goodenia—GOODENIACEAE

Goodenia ovata

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Habitat—In and on the margins of Littoral, Dry and Warm-temperate Rainforest as well as being common and widespread in open forest, woodland, heath and swamps.

Distribution— North from the Mitchell River in Victoria, throughout New South Wales and to the Gympie district in Queensland.

Description—Erect or ascending shrub to 2 meters high. Young growth often resinous.

Local occurrences

Brimbin Nature Reserve, Bulahdelah State Forest, Casuarina glauca Swamp Sclerophyll Forest and Woodland, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Dooragan National Park, Elizabeth Beach, Myall Lakes National Park, The Booti Booti Complex, Wallamba Cove Tuncurry and Wallingat National Park

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, toothed, petiole more than 1 cm long, ovate to elliptic, 3 to 8 mm long, apex acute, base rounded, hairless, upper surface mostly glossy, lower surface dull, three–veined from the base; petiole 1 to 3 cm long.

Goodenia ovata
Goodenia ovata

Inflorescence.— Yellow, 1 to 2 cm long, fan–shaped.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—A capsule, cylindrical, 8 to 12 mm long, green turning brown.

Ripe.—Autumn to Winter