Patersonia glabrata

Common Name:

Leafy Purple-flag



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-forests 1

Flower Description:

Purple 1


Undershrub to 80 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Patersonia glabrata has silky flower bracts and leaves that arise from the base of the flower stems 2


Image: Lorraine Norden

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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.