Shining Poverty Bush

Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Eremophila
Species: lucida
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

A short-lived species 1 to 3.5 m high with large, glossy, viscid leaves 54 to 85 mm long by 7.5 to 15 mm wide, large sepals 8.5 to 15 mm long by 3.5 to 8 mm wide and a cream, yellow, mauve or rarely pink corolla 25 to 35 mm long

Flowering start in August and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. Found in clay loam and sandy clay, adjacent to samphire flats and breakaways between Norseman and Hyden. Notes: A rare species named by Bob Chinnock in 2007 from specimens he collected east of Lake Cronin. It is currently known from just two disjunct locations, in both areas appearing following fire or soil disturbance. Interestingly, in one area the flowers are predominantly cream while in the other they are predominantly mauve.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/17549

A Field Guide to the Eremophilas of Western Australia by Andrew Brown and Bevan Buirchell [via John and Val - ExplorOz Wildflower co-ordinator)

Created: 15 Dec 2014 - Member - LG__ (WA)
Updated: 30 Dec 2014 - Member - LG__ (WA)

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Location

Bio Regions

COO - Coolgardie

Specifics

Breakaways campground, Hyden-Norseman Road

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