Hibbertia virgata

Common Name:

Twiggy Guinea-flower



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCDFHJTWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy soils in heathland and heathy woodland 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Mainly erect shrub to 1.5 m tall 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The flowers pf this species have prominent brown bracts (at least 2). The leaves are linear, 4.6-24.3 mm long and 0.5-3.2 mm wide 2,1


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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.