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Dampiera carinata Benth.
Summer Dampiera

Fl.Austral. 4:111 (1868)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect perennial, herb, 0.1-0.25 m high. Fl. blue/purple, Oct to Dec or Jan to Apr. White/grey or yellow sand. Flats.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 6 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 20-50 mm long, 3-38 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-6 mm long, Indumentum present, Hair type with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3-4 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla blue or purple, 7-12 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-6.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5.5-10 mm long, wings present on both sides, 2-2.5 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3.5-6 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, February, March, April, October and November. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 2 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Goomalling, Moora, Quairading, Victoria Plains, Wongan-Ballidu, York.