Hibbertia riparia|Erect Guinea-flower

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Erect to spreading shrub with downy to woolly stems and star-shaped hairs, occasionally more hairless.
Size (W x H)
0.6m x 0.3-1m
Stiff, narrow downy leaves 3-23mm x 0.6-3.6mm, tip pointed, margins rolled under touching the broad central ridge below. Some forms have dark green hairless leaves.
Usually stalkless flowers to 20mm across on ends of short branchlets. 6-15 stamens in one cluster to the side of the ovary.
Flower colour
Pale to bright yellow
Flower time
September to December
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soil in a range of forest habitats. Light frosts. Full sun to semi shade.
Commonly used for
Profusely flowering shrub for gardens and containers. Tip prune to encourage bushiness.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory