The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Common Velleia

20131026_100311Although these are described as common, the Velleia trinervis are one of the least common on the property. I have only found 2 or 3 of these plants in the forest. They prefer damp soils, so ours is probably a bit too rocky for them. They are part of the Goodeniaciaea family which also includes the Leschenaultia and the Dampiera which we have a lot more of. It reminds me of a black-eyed susan, and is sometimes promoted as a native bedding plant as an alternative to a petunia..

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