Eremophila maculata (Ker Gawl.) F.Muell.

Spotted Fuchsia

Shrub to 2 m or so tall with hairy branches. Leaves alternate, linear to oblanceolate, 1-4 cm long, 2-14 mm wide, margins entire. Flowers solitary, irregular, the corolla 2.5-3.5 cm long, generally spotted and with 4 protruding stamens. Ovary hairless. Fruit dry, woody, 1-2 cm long.

WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Vic

Available in a range of flower colour forms including pink, purple, red, yellow and orange.

Flower stalks S-shaped, longer than the calyx; corolla usually spotted inside.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myoporaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Eremophila maculata 'Aurea'

Flowers yellow, about 3 cm long, with red spots in the throat.

It is similar to selections made in the 1950s on the Surat-Glenmorgan Rd, Queensland.

E. maculata 'Winter Gold' is also listed.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Scrophulariaceae
genus        Eremophila R.Br.