Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Persoonia sericea

Common name

A geebung



Where found

Dry forest and woodland. Mostly west of the Olympic Highway. Rarely tablelands and ranges farther east.


Shrub to 4 m tall, hairs silvery or greyish to rusty. Fruit fleshy. Bark smooth or poorly developed. Young branchlets moderately to densely hairy. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1.5–6 cm long, 2–21 mm wide, sometimes spoon-shaped, twisted at the base through 0-90°, flat, margins sometimes curved down, sometimes curved upwards, surfaces the same colour to very different colours, moderately to densely hairy when young, and more or less rough with minute projections. Flowers with 4 yellow 'petals' each 9–11  mm long, more or less fused at the base, moderately to densely hairy. Flowers erect to curved down, subtended by scale leaves and leaves, in 1–23-flowered clusters. Flowers Oct.–June. 

Hybridises sporadically with Persoonia linearis and with Persoonia rigida.

Protected NSW.

PlantNET description:  (accessed 31 January, 2021)