Hibbertia empetrifolia ssp. empetrifolia

Tangled Guinea-flower

Wiry scrambling shrub with downy and bristly hooked hairs on stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyDilleniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.6-1 m x 2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesThick rough dark green narrow elliptic to oblong leaves 4-14 mm x 0.7-6 mm, tips blunt, margins rolled under.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to February
  • FlowersOpen flowers to 10 mm on ends of small branchlets. Stamens grouped to one side.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils of damp forests and woodlands. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun to partial shade.
  • Garden useMassed flowering provides attractive garden plant. Scrambles on embankments and under established trees, sometimes layering. In moist conditions, can climb over small plants. Can be trained against a fence. Prune to create a small hedge.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites. May be common in those locations.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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