Belonging to the Bluebell family Campanulaceae,
The Australian bluebell belongs to the genus Wahlenbergia, that includes
both annuals and perennials.
With several species in Central Australia /
Northern Territory, the bluebells are distinguished by the leaves (lower leaves
being alternate or opposite), the size and shape of the flower petals, and the
shape of the seed pod.
The main leaves are found at the base of the plant,
whilst the flowers appear on erect stems, that can also be branched. The bell
shaped flower has 5 petals. The stamens are free and the style can be 2, 3 or 5