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Wahlenbergia ceracea

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Waxy bluebell
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Wahlenbergia
W. ceracea
Binomial name
Wahlenbergia ceracea

Wahlenbergia ceracea (from the Latin cerae = waxy),[1] commonly known as the waxy bluebell, is a small herbaceous plant in the family Campanulaceae native to eastern Australia.

The perennial herb typically grows to a height of 0.1 to 1.1 metres (0 to 4 ft). It blooms in the summer between October and February producing blue-pink-white flowers.[2] It is leafless in its upper parts, and mostly hairless with occasional sparse hairs near the base.[1]

The species is found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.


  1. ^ a b "Waxy Bluebell | Grasslands". grasslands.ecolinc.vic.edu.au. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  2. ^ "Wahlenbergia ceracea Lothian". PlantNET. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 3 August 2017.