Success bell facts for kids
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Vulnerable (EPBC Act)
Darwinia nubigena, commonly known as success bell or red mountain bell, is a plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae and is endemic to Western Australia.
The shrub has an open straggly habit and typically grows to height of 1.5 metres (5 ft). It blooms in October producing red flowers with the styles emerging from the floral bracts. The leaves are dark green, almost stalkless and fringed in short hairs. Leaves grow to approximately 6 millimetres (0.24 in) in length.
The plant is confined to a small area on a saddle on a mountain in the centre of the eastern part of Stirling Range National Park. There is a single population comprising around 10,000 individuals. The area was burnt in April 1991 but has regenerated strongly from seed with up to 100 seedlings per square metre.