Darwinia virescens facts for kids
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|D.virescens in Lesueur National Park.|
|Occurrence data from AVH|
Darwinia virescens grows as a small, prostrate shrub 5–30 cm (2–10 in) high. It has green, yellow and red flowers from August to January.
Taxonomy and naming
It was first described in 1857 by Carl Meissner as Genetyllis virescens in Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany but in 1867, George Bentham included it in the genus Darwinia. The specific epithet (virescens) is a Latin word meaning "growing green or verdant.
Distribution and habitat
Darwinia virescens is classified as not threatened.
The flowers of Darwinia virescens (and of Darwinia sanguinea) are held at ground level and there is speculation that this suggests that they are pollinated by mammals.
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