5 responses to “Lechenaultia pulvinaris”

  1. Nette

    Thanks for the post. “To see these pale blue to purple flowers with yellow centres, it is best to visit in the summertime–from October to December.”
    I’m curious about what happens when a plant is transplanted from the Southern to the Northern hemisphere. Does it maintain its original schedule and continue to flower when it used to? Or does it adapt and flower during its new summer? If so, how many seasons does it take for the adaptation to take place?

    1. George

      For many, but not all, plants, the cue for flowering is photoperiod, the relative amount of light and dark in a 24 hour period. If this were true for Lechenaultia, and assuming that its cue for flowering are the short nights that occur in October-December in the Southern Hemisphere then it would flower after it gets the same signal during April-June in the Northern Hemisphere. However, the exact requirements for flowering are often complicated and sometimes also involve cues (photoperiod and temperature) that arrive during the time after flowering. Lechenaultia transplanted to the northern hemisphere might be confused for a while!

  2. David Eickhoff

    Nice photo of this species. If you’re on Flickr, please post it on the Goodeniaceae Group.
    Mahalo,
    David

  3. Bonnie Blayney

    A rather pretty shrub.

  4. lynn

    Who can resist that baby blue, and the information is interesting, especially the population status after fire.

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