Hibbertia acicularis

Prickly Guinea-flower

Sprawling shrub with a covering of wart-based hairs. New growth is bright red.

Additional information

  • FamilyDilleniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeprostrate - 30 cm x 30-60 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesNarrow tapering leaves 3.2-7 mm x 0.5-0.9 mm, ending in a small bristle, margins rolled under.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • FlowersSingle open 5-petalled flower on long stalks 3-24 mm long, at the ends of branchlets; 6-8 stamens in one cluster; needle-shaped bract below calyx.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist heathy woodland. Full sun, semi shade. Restricted distribution just within the Shire boundary,
  • Garden useAttractive small shrub for open soils in cottage gardens and rockeries.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 R. Hill © Australian National Botanic Garden; 2, 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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