Australian Native Plants

  Eremophila alternifolia (Poverty Bush)


Eremophila alternifolia photo
Eremophila alternifolia, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

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




POVERTY BUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eremophila alternifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Poverty Bush

Other Names
Narrow-leaved Fuchsia-bush

Description
The Poverty Bush is a shrub with narrow leaves and reddish pink tubular flowers in winter and spring. (Some plants have white or yellow flowers).

Height
2m - 3m

Spread
2m - 3m

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Northern Territory,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Lamiales
Family:Myoporaceae
Genus:Eremophila
Species:alternifolia
Common Name:Poverty Bush


Relatives in same Genus
  Eremophila abietina
  Eremophila bignoniiflora
  Eremophila bowmanii
  Eremophila brevifolia
  Eremophila decipiens
  Eremophila divaricata
  Eremophila glabra 'Murchison Magic'
  Eremophila hygrophana
  Eremophila laanii
  Eremophila longifolia
  Eremophila macdonnellii
  Eremophila nivea
  Eremophila oldfieldii ssp oldfieldii
  Eremophila oppositifolia
  Eremophila scoparia
  Eremophila subteretifolia