Royal Bluebell

  • Plant Type: Perennial herb.
  • Common Names: Royal Bluebell.
  • Color: Deep-Blue to purple.
  • Flower Dimensions: 0.79-1.18 inches in diameter.
  • Flowering Season: Between October and March.

Royal Bluebell F

Wahlenbergia gloriosais a perennial herb from the Family Campanulaceae.

Royal Bluebell Flowers

  • Royal Bluebell is a creeping to semi-erect plant with spreading rhizomes. The stems of the Royal Bluebell can be several to many. These stems are also wiry.
  • The leaves of the Royal Bluebell are small, opposite, and dark green. Leaves have oblong wavy edges that become broad towards the apex.
  • The flowers of Royal Blue are bell-shaped. They are erect on long slender stems. Usually, there are 5 petals in flower.
  • The fruit of the Royal Bluebell is a capsule with an obconic shape.
  • The Royal Bluebell is drought-tolerant and rabbit-resistant.
Where can Royal Bluebell be mostly spotted?
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Interesting Facts about the Royal Bluebell

Royal Bluebell Plants

  • The genus Wahlenbergia[1] was proposed in 1814 by Heinrich A. Schrader, a German botanist, in honor of Gerog Goran Wahlenberg (1780-1851), a professor of botany at Appsula, Sweden.
  • The specific epithet “gloriosa ” is a Latin word that means superb or glorious. This refers to the superb qualities of the species.
  • Wahlenbergia gloriosa[2] was announced on May 26, 1982, by the Minister for the Capital Territory, the Hon. Michael Hodgman, as the floral emblem of the Australian Capital Territory.
  • A postage stamp that features the Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa), designed by Betty Conabere, was issued on August 25, 1986.
  • Noel Lothian first formally described Wahlenbergia gloriosa[3] in 1947. The plant description was published in the Linnean Society of New South Wales Proceedings.

Wahlenbergia Gloriosa

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Key References
  • [1]“Wahlenbergia gloriosa – Growing Native Plants”. Accessed April 18, 2023. Link.
  • [2]“ACT – Floral Emblems – Australian Plant Information”. Accessed April 18, 2023. Link.
  • [3]“Wahlenbergia gloriosa”. Accessed April 18, 2023. Link.


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