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Oldfield's darwinia
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Darwinia oldfieldii in Kings Park, Perth
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Darwinia oldfieldii, commonly known as Oldfield's darwinia, is a plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae and is endemic to Western Australia.

It is a shrub with an erect, spreading habit and typically grows to height of 0.15 to 0.5 metres (0.5 to 1.6 ft) but can reach as high as 1 metre (3 ft). It blooms between August and November producing red flowers. Found in the Mid West of Western Australia, Oldfield's darwinia grows in sandy soils on rocky ledges and on sandplains in an area on the coast just north of Geraldton.

First formally described in 1865 by George Bentham, the description was published in the Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany in 1867 from a specimen collected by Augustus Oldfield near the Murchison River.

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