Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

07 May 2014

Correa alba var pannosa

This subspecies of Correa alba has an unusual flower for the Correa family.  Instead of the usual tubular flower formed from fused petals the flowers of Correa alba var pannosa open up as just 4 short petals which have a slight pink tinge to them (flowers of the parent species, Correa alba, are white in colour).

Correa alba var pannosa is a low growing correa, useful as a weed suppressing ground cover.  It has reddish hairs along its stems and a felt-like appearance to its leaves which give it a "salted" look.  It is often sold under the names "Pink Blush", "Western Pink Star" or "Western Star".

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