11th January - Goodenia blackiana - Native Primrose

Goodenia blackiana

Perennial herb with stems to 20 cm long. Leaves in basal rosettes. Differs from geniculata in that the leaves are shiny smooth and not as long. According to Maiden a species of goodenia was supposed to be used by the native gins to cause their young children to sleep while on long journeys.

Flowers September - February.

Can be overgrown by more vigorous species.

Does reasonably well in a properly managed bush garden.