Dampieria purpurea Purple Dampieria
An erect shrub, with many branches, which have rounded, leathery roung leaves, often adorned with woolly black hair when young. The same black hair densely covers the buds and sepals. The flowers are purple or blue.
Habitat: Tall forest, in sheltered positions. Much less common than Dampiereia stricta.
Distribution: In Sydney widespread from coast to mountains. NSW coast and tablelends; also in Victoria.
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