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What's flowering in the park

Styphelia tubiflora

Red five-corners 

Family: Epacridaceae

Styphelia tubiflora is a small and straggling shrub, common in undergrowth on Sydney sandstone. The leaves are narrow and sharply pointed, up to 15mm, with margins curled under.

The flowers are usually red, but occasionally white or pale green, tubular, 20-25mm, with a greenish-yellow calyx. They have a slender tube 20-25 mm long, and are conspicuous in the cooler months when not much else is flowering.

Styphelia tubiflora from April to August.

Styphelia tubiflora - Red five-cornersStyphelia tubiflora - Red five-corners (sometimes white)

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