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Goodenia macmillanii
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Goodenia
Species:
macmillanii
Synonyms
  • Goodenia grandiflora var. macmillanii (F.Muell.) K.Krause
  • Goodenia macmillani orth. var. F.Muell.

Goodenia macmillanii, commonly known as pinnate goodenia, is a flowering plant that is endemic to Victoria, Australia. It is a short-lived perennial which grows up to 50 cm high with pinnate leaves with leaflets that have toothed margins. Although eastern species of the genus usually have yellow flowers, G. macmillanii has flowers which are mauve to purple. These appear between November and February in the species' native range.

The species was first formally described by Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in 1859 in Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae. The specific epithet honours Gippsland pioneer and explorer Angus McMillan.

It occurs on rocky slopes in the valleys of the Macalister, Snowy and Deddick Rivers.

Conservation

The species is listed as "vulnerable" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.

Cultivation

The species may be grown in shade or sun, and is somewhat drought tolerant though it performs best in moist situations. It can withstand light to moderate frosts and prefers a sandy loam although it may be grown in rocky or clay-based soils. It may also be grown as a container plant in standard potting mix. Plants may be propagated by division.

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