Olive Pink Botanic Garden

The Heart-leaved Frankenia (Frankenia cordata) is a small, ground-spreading shrub. With its heart-shaped leaves and five petalled pink flowers, it is found in central and western desert regions of Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia.

Heart-leaved Frankenia (Frankenia cordata)
Heart-leaved Frankenia (Frankenia cordata), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Family: Frankeniaceae
  • Genus: Frankenia
  • Species: F. cordata
  • Binomial name: Frankenia cordata

Footnote & References

  1. Frankeniaceae, Families of Flowering Plants of Australia, https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/FFPA/key/FFPA/Media/Html/Frankeniaceae%20Images.htm