Australian Native Plants

  Boronia muelleri (Forest Boronia)

Boronia muelleri photo
Boronia muelleri, Bunyip State Park, Victoria,

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Boronia muelleri photo
Boronia muelleri 'Sunset Serenade' in Dunedin Botanic Garden

Photograph by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)


distribution map showing range of Boronia muelleri in Australia

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

Common Name
Forest Boronia

Other Names
Pink Boronia

The leaves grow up to 7 cm long and 4.5 cm wide, and are pinnate with between seven and seventeen leaflets. The leaflets are narrow, with end leaflet 4 mm to 24 mm long and 1 mm to 3.5 mm wide. The side leaflets are same shape but longer. Deep pink or white flowers are produced in groups of up to 15 from the leaf axils. Flowering is in late winter, spring and summer between August to February. The flower has four sepals about 2 mm long, and four petals about 5 mm to 7 mm long, and eight stamens.

forest, woodland, heath in damp sandy soil

Forest Boronia is found in south east New South Wales, eastern and southern Victoria.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 3m
Spread: 1m

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds and insects

Common Name:Forest Boronia

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  Boronia anemonifolia
  Boronia citriodora
  Boronia crenulata
  Boronia cymosa
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  Boronia filifolia
  Boronia floribunda
  Boronia fraseri
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  Boronia safrolifera
  Boronia serrulata
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