A small tree or big shrub; all parts but especially young flowers are covered with very dense fur. Leaves furry, large, ovate; flowers clumped; purple petals with gold-yellow centre.
Open savannah, forest fringe.
All parts of this plant are poisonous. The berries have been know to kill humans when ingested. This plant has become naturalised in Australia and is becoming invasive around the edges of forests. Other common names include Woolly Nightshade, Ear-leaved Nightshade, Earleaf nightshade, Flannel Weed, Bugweed, Tobacco Weed, Tobacco Bush, Wild Tobacco and Kerosene Plant.