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Scaevola ramosissima

Snake Flower, Fan Flower

Family: Goodeniaceae

Scaevola ramosissima is a common herbaceous climber, found in dry sites in woodland or open heath on sandstone.

The stalkless thickish leaves are toothed, 2-5cm long and covered in stiff hairs, as is the straggling stem, 50-100cm long.

The fan-shaped mauve-purple flowers have 5 lobes.

Ramosissima is Latin for much branched.

Scaevola ramosissima flowers November to February.

Scaevola ramosissima

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Scaevola ramosissima

 

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