Botanical Name: Hibbertia superans
Common Name: Hills Guinea Flower
Hibbertia: after the Italian botanist George Hibbert (1757-1837).
superans: Latin for ‘overtopping’ referring to the flowers and the new growth of the branches
Conservation Status: Endangered in NSW under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
Habitat: Woodland and heathland on sandstone ridgetops, usually near the boundary of shale and sandstone.
Habit: Low shrub to 30cm high.
Flowers: Yellow on the ends of branches.
Flowering time: July to December.
Seed : Has a fleshy appendage which attracts ants, encouraging them to disperse the seed.
Range: Baulkham Hills to Wisemans Ferry and Mount Boss near Kempsey, although not common.