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Orange spadeflower

Orange spadeflower

Hybanthus aurantiacus

Family: Violaceae

Small perennial plant growing to 40cm high with bright orange flowers.

Flowers have an unusual shape with one large spade shaped petal below with four very small petals above.

Plants can be found in various populations scattered across the northern half of Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland).

Where to find this plant at Alice Springs Desert Park

These plants are found in all habitats of the park.

Moore, P., 2005. A guide to plants of inland Australia, Red New Holland, Sydney
Urban, A., 2004. Wildflowers and Plants of Inland Australia, Paul Fitzsimons, Alice Springs

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