Trisha Shetty

Hemigenia purpurea

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Lamiaceae
Scientific name  Hemigenia purpurea
Order  Lamiales
Genus  Hemigenia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hemigenia, Dampiera stricta, Actinotus minor, Darwinia fascicularis, Hibbertia empetrifolia

Hemigenia purpurea, with the common name of Narrow-leaved Hemigenia is a small plant growing in the Sydney and Nowra districts of eastern Australia. Often found in poor soils in heathland with a relatively high rainfall. By the coast or in the Blue Mountains.

A small shrub up to 2 metres tall. Leaves in whorls of three. Leaves hairless, narrow, 1 to 1.6 cm long, 1 mm wide, wedged shape with an acute angle at the base of the leaf. Narrow and pointed at the end of the leaf. Leaf stem 2 to 4 mm long. Attractive blue or violet flowers appear mostly from August to April.

Hemigenia purpurea appears similar to certain plants of the Prostanthera genus, however it is distinguished by the thin leaves.

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Hemigenia purpurea Wikipedia


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