Hop Goodenia, Hungerweed, Parrot"s Food.
Goodenia, after the Rev. Dr Goodenough, Bishop of Carlisle, botanist. Ovata, Latin for ovate, referring to leaf shape.
Up to 2m.
Presence in Australia
Noted in The Rock-Henty-Milbrulong region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Forest and woodland, sometimes in exposed rocky areas near the sea.
Erect upright or prostrate sticky shrub to 2m high. "Varnished" bright green leaves.
Very similar to Sticky Goodenia (G. varia).
Protected position. Moist soil in semi-shade. Tolerates drought and moderate frost. Tolerates dry soil, poor drainage, waterlogging to 10cm deep, and full sun to full shade.
Very hardy. Fast-growing. Leaves faintly aromatic when crushed. Appears to be unpalatable to livestock.
Bright yellow, throughout year but mainly Oct-Mar.
Early Dec to late Jan. Monitor closely as seeds shed quickly.
From cuttings, which root readily. Difficult from fresh seed.
Suckers readily. Colonises after fire and clearing.
Shade and shelter
Useful low-level cover in windbreaks.
Useful tough, adaptable coloniser for various sites.
Good habitat. Excellent shelter and food source for small insect-eating birds and native mice. Shelter for lizards and snakes. Rosellas eat fruit.
Useful for bog gardens, rockeries, and under trees. Prune when young to prevent straggly growth. Accepts hard pruning. Useful for permanently wet soil.
Cut flowering branches last well in water. Tea made from leaves and twigs thought to have anti-diabetic properties.