Brunfelsia australis

Brunfelsia australis

closeup of flowers

(Yesterday-today-tomorrow)

FAMILY

Solanaceae

Species

Brunfelsia australis

Common name

Yesterday-today and tomorrow

Flower colour; life form

Purple to white; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

This South American shrub grows to about 3.5 m tall. It benefits from pruning. Leaves are simple, alternate to 13 cm long. The common name refers to the way the flowers change colour with age; when they are first open the petals are a deep purple and then over the next couple of days they fade to pale lavender or almost white. The flowers are solitary or occasionally there are several together, corolla lobes spreading to 3-4 cm diameter. Fruit is a capsule.

Additional photos

View of shrub in flower