Hibbertia stellaris Endl.

Orange Stars

Dwarf, twiggy, hairless shrub with reddish stems. Leaves mostly 1.5-2.5 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, flat, linear or slightly broader at the tip, entire, blunt. Flowers orange, prolific, 5-15 mm wide, axillary, solitary on thin stalks 1.5-2.5 cm long; spring to summer. Sepals 3-4 mm long, outer ovate, inner round. Petals deeply notched to about 1 cm long. Stamens 10-15 arranged around the carpels, filaments free, staminodes absent. Carpels 3, hairless.


Grows naturally in rich sandy or peaty soils of winter swampland.

Will often die after a season or two and is best treated as an annual.

Flowers orange; carpels 3, hairless with stamens around them; anthers opening by pores.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Dilleniaceae. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Dillenianae]
order      [Dilleniales]
family       Dilleniaceae
genus        Hibbertia Andr.