Persoonia:after Christian Persoon, an 18th/19th century botanist
linearis:having narrow or 'linear' leaves.
Common name: Narrow-leaf Geebung
Persoonia linearis is widespread along the east coast of Australia growing from coast to mountains. There are approximately 90 to 100 species of this plant in Australia.The flowers, borne on the end of the branches are yellow 10 to 15 mm long and cylindrical in bud. Flowering occurs for a long period in summer. The new growth of the thin, flat leaves is very attractive (a pleasant soft green) and the foliage is often used as a ‘filler’ in floral art.