Plants of the Castlemaine District
Pink Bells - native (Tetratheca ciliata)
Other names: Black-eyed Susan.
Occurrence.A: a common bushland plant.
- it is a small spreading shrublet
- the leaves are almost as broad as long, and are often in groups of three
- it has showy mauve-pink flowers that hang down on short stalks from the leaf bases
- the stamens are black (and hence "Black-eyed").
tetra: four, theke: box, referring to the four-lobed anthers.
Photos 1 and 3: Muckleford Forest. 2: Eureka. Most of the leaves are in threes.