Australian Native Plants

  Lambertia multiflora (Many-flowered Honeysuckle)


Lambertia multiflora photo
Lambertia ericifolia Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Lambertia multiflora in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Many-flowered Honeysuckle

Description
The Many-flowered Honeysuckle is a many stemmed shrub. It produces clusters of ball-shaped yellow, orange or red flowers from winter to summer (June to December). The branches are upright to spreading. The leaves are linear or narrowly obovate and 15mm to 80mm long by 3mm to 7mm wide. The leaf midrib is prominent below and the vein pattern is prominent above. The fruit is about 1cm long with beak at one end and two straight or curved horns at the opposite end. There are two varieties - Lambertia multiflora var. darlingensis has yellow flowers and Lambertia multiflora var. multiflora has orange-red flowers.

Height
0.5m - 2m

Spread
1.5m

Habitat
grows on sand, sandy clay, laterite, granite and limestone soils. Found at foot of escarpments, rocky hills, plains, gorges, road sides.

Distribution
endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Lambertia
Species:multiflora
Common Name:Many-flowered Honeysuckle


Relatives in same Genus
  Lambertia ericifolia