Botanical name

Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia

Family

Malvaceae
Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia
Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia
Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia
Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia
Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia
Hermannia salviifolia var. salviifolia

Description

Coarsely, velvety, much-branched shrub up to 1.5m. Leaves oval, broadest towards tip, densely hairy and very sparsely toothed; nodding flowers, crowded at ends of branches, are yellow or pale-orange tubes, narrow throat with flaring petal tips, calyx slightly ballooning.

Latin: salve = well, in good health; folium = leaf: referring to the sometimes luxuriant habit of this species.

Habitat

Stony granite or clay slopes

Flower Date

Mainly September to October