Cyanostegia or Tinsel Flower

Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Cyanostegia
Species: cyanocalyx
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

With its startling purple flowers, Cyanostegia could almost be mistaken for a weed. But its a true Australian native. Rounded, open woody shrub to about 1m. Oval leaves with serrated edges.
Dark purple flowers about 2.5cm across, surrounded by a glossy purple calyx which stays on the plant after the flower has died off.

Flowering start in May and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple. Purple flowers surrounded by purple calyces. Grows in loose red sand.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/21996

Created: 21 Feb 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 18 May 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GSD - Great Sandy Desert

Specifics

Canning Stock Route, northern section Beside highway near Barn Hill, south of Broome.

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