Flowering plant. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Richard Hartland, Laverton, Vic

Flowering plants. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Common Name

Spreading Goodenia




Perennial forb, mat-forming or to 20cm tall.  Leaves basal and in clusters under the flowers, 1-10cm long, 3-10mm wide, flat, hairy becoming hairless, often slightly sticky, with entire, toothed, or lobed edges, and pointed tips.  Flowers yellow, tubular, the tube split to the base, with 5 lobes, borne singly or on several stalks arising from the bases of the leaf clusters.  Rare SA.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 634

eFlora of South Australia description: