Skip to main content

Jacksonia elongata Chappill

Austral.Syst.Bot. 20:571-572, Fig. 60 (2007)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red, Nov to Dec or Jan to Mar or May. Sandy soils over laterite or quartzite, gravelly clay. Gently undulating plains, hillslopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 24 June 1996

Scientific Description

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, not continuous with stem, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, 0.5-1.3; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent. Calyx 10-11 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10.5-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10.2 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-7.2 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8.7-10.2 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 7.2-8.8 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 8-10.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate or sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in January, February, March, May, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 24 October 2023


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.