Correa reflexa (Labill.) Vent.

Common Correa, Native Fuchsia

Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Correa

Category: Shrub

Size: Prostrate form to 10' wide, 1' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Habit ranges from prostrate to erect. Heart-shaped to round leaves, opposite, dark green. Tubular flowers, woolly, tips of the petals turn back, green to red, yellow anthers.

Corraea, with oblong opposite leaves, waved, and beset with divers starlike specks ; green on the upper surface and rusty beneath : the younger leaves connive together, and obscure the flowers when young, which afterwards emerge from the axillae of the leaves, and hang down. Blossom green, and lightly dotted, the petals adhering in the form of a tube. The branches are opposite, and rusty. (Bot. Repos. - C. viridiflora)


Published in Jard. Malmaison 1: 13 in 1803.

Native to Australia.

Basionym is Mazeutoxeron reflexum Labill.

Synonym = Correa speciosa Donn ex Andrews. Listed in Bot. Reg. 1: 26 (1815).

Synonym = Correa virens Sm. Listed in Bot. Reg. 1: 3 (1815).


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