Tufted Bluebell, Common Bluebell, Austral Bluebell.
Presence in Australia
Widespread throughout region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, NT, WA.
Various plant communities, including shallow stony soils on hillslopes. Also loams and clay loams in open woodlands and grasslands.
Perennial tufted herb, 10-90cm high.
Readily grazed by stock. On dry sites, plants may dry off during summer.
Blue flowers throughout year.
Late Dec to late Jan. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed within 3-14 days.
From seed or cuttings. Seeds may have a 4-6 month after-ripening period. Stratification for 3 months at 3-5oC may improve germination. Germination takes about 3-4 weeks.