Botanical name

Erica banksii subsp. purpurea

Family

Ericaceae

Synonym (old name)

Erica banksia banksia
Erica banksii subsp. purpurea
Erica banksii subsp. purpurea
Erica banksii subsp. purpurea
Erica banksii subsp. purpurea

Description

Sprawling or compact woody shrublet up to 60cm growing among or over rocks .Leaves are in 4's, crowded; striking flowers clustered in 3's, are long, whitish, rosy pink or yellowish with contrasting coloured lobes which can be purple or red.

After: Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1829), wealthy English patron of natural sciences.

Habitat

Rocky mountain slopes

Flower Date

April to October