Patersonia glabrata

Common name: 

Leafy Purple-flag

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (PTWZ) also Qld, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal heathlands, woodlands and open-forests1

Flower description:

Purple1

Habit:

Undershrub to 80 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Patersonia glabrata has silky flower bracts and leaves that arise from the base of the flower stems2

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Image of Patersonia glabrata Image: Lorraine Norden
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.