Mountain Devil (Lambertia formosa)

Mountain Devils are spreading shrubs with very sharp leaves, sometimes reaching 2 metres.

They appear to have large, bright red flowers but these are actually a cluster of 7 long, narrow, tubular flowers arranged to look like a single flower.

Common & widespread in heath and open forest on sandstone areas of the Blue Mountains, north and south coast & Sydney.

The Mountain Devil gets its name from the shape of the seed capsule which has a beak and 2 horns, resembling a horned devil.

Kingdom: Plantae
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Lambertia
Species: formosa
Last Updated: 26-12-2018