Boronia serrulata

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Native rose
Boronia serrulata-Minchen.jpg
Illustration by Edward Minchen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Boronia
Species: B. serrulata
Binomial name
Boronia serrulata

Boronia serrulata, commonly called the native rose or Sydney rose, is a shrub about 1m high with a 1m spread. It has crowded rhomboid leaves and bright pink cup-shaped flowers with a pleasant fragrance. Like many other Boronias, the leaves are strongly aromatic when crushed .[1]

Boronia serrulata was first described by James Edward Smith in 1798.[2]

Its natural distribution is restricted to Hawkesbury sandstone of the Sydney basin where it often grows around exposed sandstone outcrops.[3]


External links[edit]

  1. P.H. Weston & M.F. Duretto. "New South Wales Flora Online: Boronia serrulata". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.