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Family Goodeniaceae

Dampieria stricta

A low, wiry, straggly shrub, with long, angular stems and elongate, often serrated leaves. The plant is never hairy,like the only other Dampieria in the Sydney district, Dampieria purpurea. The stems seem to have difficulty holding themselves up, as they are frequently found lying on the ground. This plant becomes really only noticeable when in flower. The flowers are bright blue to blue/purple with yellow centres.

Flowering: Mainly and most profusely in spring, but when good rain falls, some plants will flower at other times

Habitat: sandy soils, heath and open forest

Distribution: In Sydney common from Gosford to Bulli, within about 30 km from the coast.

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