Common name: Yellow Buttercups
Origin of Scientific Name
Hibbertia – after George Hibbert (1757 – 1837), nurseryman of Clapham London; his herbarium was presented to the Linnean Society
hypericoides – (Greek) Genus Hypericum, and oides – like.
Hibbertia hypericoides is one of the most common understorey shrubs of the Jarrah forest and coastal plain between Geraldton and Albany in Western Australia, including Kings Park and Bold Park bushlands.
It is a small, erect or spreading shrub of up to one metre that produces an eye-catching display of bright yellow flowers over a long flowering period from as early as April through to December. The woody rootstock of the plant enables this species to resprout quickly after fire.
Hibbertia hypericoides is not common in cultivation but is occasionally available at the Friends of Kings Park plant sales.
- Prefers well-drained soils.
- Plant in a sunny to part-shade position.
- Responds well to light pruning.
For more horticultural tips view our Plant Notes section.
View in Kings Park
Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden to see Hibbertia hypericoides throughout Kings Park bushland.
Want more information?
Refer to the profile for this plant on the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' FloraBase online herbarium.