Correa reflexa

Common Name:

Common Correa



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Heathland and heathy open-forest 1

Flower Description:

Red and pale green 2


Open shrub to 3 m 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Only Correa reflexa var. reflexa and C. reflexa var. speciosa are found in the Prom. Correa reflexa var. reflexa has pendent flowers, clasped between 2 bracts. Correa reflexa var. speciosa has erect to pendent flowers that are not clasped between 2 bracts 1
Leaves are heart-shaped and hairy and in opposite pairs. Flowers are in tubular bells with four lobes 2


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


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.