Ceratostigma willmottianum Stapf

Chinese Plumbago

Deciduous shrub to about 1.5 m tall. Stems strongly ridged, bristle-haired. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, to 5 cm long with bristle hairs on margins and both surfaces. Flowers in a dense, branched head, each flower about 2.5 cm long, pale to deep blue with the floral tube 18-23 mm long; summer and autumn.

W China

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Plumbaginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Plumbaginaceae
genus        Ceratostigma Bunge