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Correa or Native Fuschia

This beautiful bell shaped flower is the Correa or Native Fuschia.  It has a massive floral array when you come across it in the bush. This is a photo of a plant in the Wedderburn area of Victoria.

Wikipedia Description

Correa reflexa, commonly known as common correa or native fuchsia, is a shrub which is endemic to Australia.

Plants are quite variable and a large number of varieties and local forms have been identified. Heights vary from prostrate to 1.5 metres high. Leaves are generally oval in shape and range from 10mm to 50mm long. Their surfaces often have visible oil glands and short hairs. The pendant, tubular flowers occur in groups of 1 to 3 and are up to 40 mm long with 4 flaring triangular tips. Colour is variable including pale green, red with yellow tips and other variations.

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