Boronia ledifolia: Forest Boronia

Boronia ledifolia

also known as Sydney boronia, forest boronia, showy boronia, and ledum boronia.

A citrus plant and shrub are endemic to Southeast Australia that possesses simple or pinnate leaves with a strong odor, pale to bright pink flowers. It grows to a height of .3-2.5 meters with thin branches covered in fine, matted hairs. Pinnate leaves are simple with 3-7 leaflets, dark green and glabrous with a light green underneath and a thin layer of matted hairs. Common in open forests and woodlands, usually on sandstone.


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