Botanical name

Prismatocarpus tenerrimus

Family

Campanulaceae

Description

Sprawling, minutely-hairy subshrub up to 30cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, margins thickened and minutely prickly-toothed; flowers in leafless terminal inflorescence, 1-3 in axils and in pseudo-racemes, white to lilac, bell-shaped, about 5mm across; fruits 6-10mm long.

Latin: tener, soft, delicate; -imus, very: referring to the very delicate, slender appearance of this species.

Habitat

Sandstone slopes

Flower Date

January to March