Botanical Name: Lambertia formosa
Common Name: Mountain Devil
Lambertia: Named after English botanist Aylmer Bourke Lambert.
formosa: From Latin for beautiful, formosus, referring to the flowers
Habitat: Heath scrubs and dry forest understories on sandstone.
Habit: Shrub to 2m high.
Leaves: Stiff in whorls of three, with a very sharp point.
Flowers: Red in groups of seven.
Flowering time: Most of the year, especially September to May.
Fruit: Woody fruit resembling a little devil, hence the common name.
Range: The east coast of NSW.