Yellow Leschenaultia

Yellow Leschenaultia 1

Yellow Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia linarioides) is flowering in Bold Park at present. The sprawling, straggly plant produces surprisingly pretty flowers for much of the year – March/June-December.

The Lechenaultia genus is named after Jean Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour, a botanist on Baudin’s expedition to Australia in the early 1800s. His name was misspelt (with the “s” missing) in the genus name, but the common name got it right.

Yellow Leschenaultia 2

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