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Hemigenia purpurea is a common shrub in the Sydney region, growing in heathlands on sandstone. It is a slender, erect shrub, up to 1 m high.
The narrow, erect leaves are 8 - 15 mm long, grouped in 3s or 4s along the upper side of the branches. They often have purple tips.
The mauve flowers, about 1 cm across, grow singly in leaf axils on any part of the bush.
Hemigenia purpurea flowers from June to January.