Hibbertia sericea

Common Name:

Silky Guinea-flower



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEJKMNPTWXZ) also SA, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Sandy soils in heathland or heathy woodland near the coast 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Erect, spreading shrub to 70 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Two varieties are present in Victoria- var. sericea has leaves that are 5-8 times wider than they are long and the undersurface of the leaves are densely hairy. Hibbertia sericea var. scabrifolia has leaves which are 3-5 times longer than wide. The undersurface of the leaves are mostly covered by the rolling under of the edges of the leaves 1
Only H. sericea var. sericea is found at the Prom.


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Utas VicFlora

Conservation status:

Hibbertia sericea var. scabrifolia is rare in Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria