Australian Native Plants

  Boronia citriodora (Lemon-scented Boronia)

Boronia citriodora photo
Boronia citriodora subsp. paulwilsonii at The Needles, Tasmania

Photograph by Murray Fagg. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Boronia citriodora photo
Boronia citriodora, family Rutaceae, growing in a subalpine sclerophyll woodland

Photograph by J Brew. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)


distribution map showing range of Boronia citriodora in Australia

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

Common Name
Lemon-scented Boronia

Other Names
Lemon Plant, Lemon Thyme

Lemon-scented Boronia is an erect or sometimes prostrate shrub growing to 1 m tall, with lemon-scented leaves. It has pinnate leaves up to 25 mm long and 30 mm wide. Each leaf has 3 to 9 elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets. Pink or white flowers are produced in groups of up to 7 from the leaf axils. Flowering is between November and February. The flower has four sepals about 2 mm long, and four petals about 3.5 mm to 5 mm long, and eight stamens.

heathland, woodland , near rainforest

Lemon-scented Boronia is endemic to Tasmania.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 0.3m - 1m
Spread: 0.5m - 1m

Common Name:Lemon-scented Boronia

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  Boronia anemonifolia
  Boronia crenulata
  Boronia cymosa
  Boronia deanei
  Boronia filifolia
  Boronia floribunda
  Boronia fraseri
  Boronia gracilipes
  Boronia heterophylla
  Boronia ledifolia
  Boronia megastigma
  Boronia mollis
  Boronia molloyae
  Boronia muelleri
  Boronia parviflora
  Boronia safrolifera
  Boronia serrulata
  Boronia tetrandra
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