Monday, 21 November 2016


Billardiera heterophylla (formerly Sollya heterophylla) is a species of flowering plant in the family Pittosporaceae, known by the common name bluebell creeper. It is native to Western Australia, but is grown as an ornamental plant in appropriate climates worldwide. It can sometimes be found growing in the wild as an introduced species or garden escapee, for example in other Australian states and in California, where it is popular in landscaping. It is sometimes considered a weed.

It is a climbing shrub with vine-like branches that twine around other plants for support. The glossy green leaves are up to 5 cm long. The inflorescence is a single hanging flower or pendent array of up to five. The flower has five petals up to 1 cm long which may be white to deep blue or pinkish in colour. The fruit is a berry up to 3 cm long with pulpy flesh and many seeds. The cylindrical, sausage-shaped fruits ripen to greenish- or blue-purple or black in colour. The specific epithet heterophylla means "with various or diverse leaves". This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

This post is part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


  1. Hi Nick, Thank you for your very nice comment on my Thanksgiving memory post. It is the warmest holiday next to Christmas and a special time of thankfulness. Lots of food and lots of love happens on this Thankful day.

    The bluebell creeper is a charming flower and unusual in the bright blue color. I am pretty sure it doesn't grow in this part of the country. Too bad, I like it very much.

    Have a great week and happy Blue Monday.

  2. The flower has such a rich color. I'm going to see if it might flourish in our part of California. Thank you!
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  3. I wished this beautiful blue little one could grow here too! Have a great week too and thank you for sharing this blue creeper with ALL SEASONS! You wished you had thanksgiving in Austalia - I wished we had Anzac day here:)

  4. Hallo Nick,
    thank you for visiting our Blog.
    Bluebell Creeper is beautiful. It does not grow in Germany.
    Many Greetings