Thursday, September 11, 2014

Boronia megastigma, or yellow Boronia,







Boronia Megastigma Lutea (Common Name – Yellow Boronia) 

Boronia megastigma, or yellow Boronia, is a species of shrub in the citrus family known by the common name brown boronia. This is one of several species of Boronia cultivated for its intense, attractive scent. It is the main Boronia source of essential oils, while its relative Boronia heterophylla is more often harvested for use as an aromatic cut ornamental. B. megastigma is a small shrub approaching a meter in maximum height. The narrow, thick, linear leaves are arranged in whorls about the thin stem branches.  wiki

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4 comments:

Tom said...

Now this is a new plant for me! Tom The Backroads Traveller

ladyfi said...

What pretty flowers.

Birgitta said...

Very nice photo!

Nick V. said...

I think that these ones are not as fragrant as the commoner brown-coloured boronia, Ann.
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