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Dampiera purpurea

Purple Dampiera

Family: Goodeniaceae

Dampiera purpurea is an erect many-stemmed shrub about 1-1.5m high. It is found in sheltered places in woodland on sandy soils. It is not as common as Dampiera stricta.

The whole plant - stems, leaf undersurfaces, buds and the backs of flowers are covered with fine rusty hairs.

The leaves are round-oval, 25-30 cm across, with a rough surface. They are sometimes toothed.

The flowers are purple with yellow centres, in clusters near the ends of the branches. 

Dampiera purpurea usually flowers in October and November.

Dampiera purpurea

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