Murray Mallee Region
Blue Boronia
Pink Flower
Blue Boronia (Boronia coerulescens ssp coerulescens)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Woody Plants (Sapindales)
Family: Citrus (Rutaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Blue Boronia (Boronia coerulescens ssp coerulescens)
This Photo:     🔍Habit🔎

Thank you Ralph Foster & Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
There were a number of bushes with these pink flowers on them. Clearly a genetic aberation.
Darren Schmitke thought they were "sports".
But then he & Marie discovered they looked like different plants, coming out of the ground a couple of centimetres apart.
We still think they are a type of "sport", but suckering from the roots rather than up the stem as a branch.
This occurred with a number of plants and they all looked like one plant. There wasn't a pink flowering plant on it's own.

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Sep-2020
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)