Coast Velvetbush

Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Lasiopetalum
Species: discolor
Main Flower Colour: Mauve


A medium to tall shrub.
Leaves: The leathery leaves are between 2-8 cm long and 0.5-1 cm wide. The leaf margins are wavy and curve back towards the underside of the leaf. The upper surface is dark green and the lower surface pale grey and densely covered with star shaped hairs.
Flowers: The flowers are pale-pink or white and star
shaped. They are also stalkless, up to 10mm wide and crowded at the ends of the branches. Flowering occurs in spring.
Fruit: The fruit is a hairy capsule up to 8 mm wide. When the fruit opens, there is one seed in each chamber (description from Cunningham
et al.1992, Curtis & Morris 1975). Herbarium specimens have been collected from September to December.

Flowering start in August and ends in December.


The main flower colour is mauve.

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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