This is a genus of about 70 evergreen shrubs, many endemic to Western Australia. Darwinia grow to a height of between less than 1′ to 10′, with many being prostrate shrubs. Most have small, simple leaves and the flowers are often grouped together near the ends of the branches, each flower with five red, white or greenish petals and ten stamens. In many species, the flowers are surrounded by large, colorful bracts, giving rise to their common names.
Name Derivation: Named for Dr. Erasmus Darwin, 18th century physician, scientist, and grandfather to Charles Darwin
Common Name: Mountain Bells
Darwinia is in the family Myrtaceae.