Hibbertia obtusifolia

Grey Guinea-flower

Open erect subshrub with downy to woolly, often reddish, stems and crinkly hairs.

Additional information

  • FamilyDilleniaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-0.6 m x 1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesHairy blue-green oblong leaves, broader at tip, tip blunt, 6-45 mm x 1.5-14 mm.
  • Flower colourPale to mid yellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to December
  • FlowersStalkless flowers to 40 mm across, at ends of short branchlets. 30+ stamens around ovary.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained gravelly soils in open forest. Dappled to semi shade.
  • Garden useWell displayed flowers for shaded gardens, containers and cottage gardens. Grows under established trees. The commonly available prostrate form with dark green leaves comes from NSW and may be a different species.
  • 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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