Scientific Name:
Bellardia viscosa (L.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. (1836)
  • Parentucellia viscosa (L.) Caruel (1885)
  • Bartsia viscosa L.

Viscid herb with erect, often simple stems to c. 60 cm tall. Lvs 1.2–4.5 × 0.5–1.5 cm, lanceolate to narrow-elliptic or oblong, coarsely serrate, with glandular hairs mainly on veins and margin; margins flat; apex obtuse or acute. Infl. becoming > non-flowering part. Upper bracts reduced. Calyx 1–1.5 cm long, mainly glandular-hairy along nerves and margin of lobes; teeth 6–10 mm long, narrow-triangular, green, acuminate. Corolla 17–25 mm long (to apex of upper lip), yellow, ± deciduous; upper lip 6–8 mm long, glabrous inside; lower lip with rounded lobes, lacking glandular concavities, the middle lobe 4–5 mm long. Filaments hairy. Capsule 0.9–1.2 cm long, oblong-obovoid, hairy in upper part. Seeds c. 0.2 mm long, ovate-oblong or ellipsoid.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4. as Parentucellia viscosa (L.) Caruel]


Flowering: Nov.–May.

Scheunert, A.; Fleischmann, A.; Olano-Marín, C.; Bräuchler, C.; Heubl, G. 2012: Phylogeny of tribe Rhinantheae (Orobanchaceae) with a focus on biogeography, cytology and re-examination of generic concepts. Taxon 61(6): 1269–1285.