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Persoonia hirsuta

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Hairy Persoonia

Persoonia hirsuta is a spreading to decumbent shrub 0.3-1.5 m tall with yellow flowers. Young branchlets are moderately to densely hairy. Leave are 0.5-1.4 cm long and 0.75-4 mm wide, convex with recurved to revolute margins. Leaves are oblong to narrow in shape and crowded along the stems. Groups of flowers grow into a leafy shoot. The tubular flowers are yellow or orange and about 1 cm long and also hairy. Flowering is generally in summer.

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Persoonia hirsuta

    Threats The main potential threats to Persoonia hirsuta include inappropriate fire regimes habitat fragmentation and destruction through clearing for urban and small rural lot development the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) may be a factor in the rarity of Bargo Geebung and several other Geebungs.