Common Name

Velvet-leaf Hibiscus




Shrub to 90cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1.5-4cm long, flat, grey, hairy, margins toothed, with blunt tips. Flowers pink, or mauve to purple with 5 petals, sometimes darker at the base, solitary on stems originating at the bases of the leaves. Endangered Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 480

PlantNET description:

Flowers and leaves. Photographer Ian Fraser, Sturt National Park, SA