Lechenaultia biloba is a dwarf shrub in the Goodeniaceae family with green to gray-green fleshy leaves and bright blue flowers. The plant is native to Western Australia.
The flowers, which grow to 1.5 cm long by 2-3 cm in diameter, have a tubular corolla, split on one side, and surrounded by five sepals. The corolla has five lobes and when laid flat it resembles an open fan or a hand with spread fingers. In L. biloba
the corolla lobes are again divided into two segments, from which the specific name is derived. Flowering time is from late winter through to summer. The leaves are soft, blue-green in colour, 3-9 mm long to 2 mm across, crowded and heathlike.
The plant occurs naturally in gravelly and sandy soils of southern and central Western Australia. In its natural habitat it forms an open spreading plant to 50 cm high.
Content adapted from Australian National Botanic Gardens and Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research.