Australian Native Plants

  Boronia megastigma (Brown Boronia)

Boronia megastigma photo
Boronia megastigma flowers and foliage

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Boronia megastigma shrub

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Boronia megastigma in Australia

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Common Name
Brown Boronia

Other Names
Sweet-Scented Boronia, Scented Boronia

Brown Boronia is an upright shrub that grows to about 1 m tall. The leaves have three or five needle-like leaflets 1cm to 3 cm long. The bell-shaped flowers are fragrant, dark brown to dark purple outside with yellow on the inside. They are produced singly from the leaf axils in spring. The flower has four sepals about 2 mm long, and four petals about 7 mm long, and eight stamens. The stigma is large.

forest, woodland, seasonal swamps

Brown Boronia is found in south west Western Australia.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 1
Spread (m): 1 - 1.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600
Flower Colour: brown
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Brown Boronia

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  Boronia anemonifolia
  Boronia citriodora
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  Boronia cymosa
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  Boronia filifolia
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