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Platysace heterophylla var. heterophylla

Slender Platysace

Trailing or tufting perennial herb, many stems often arising together from the base.

Additional information

  • FamilyApiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size20-35 cm x 10 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesThread-like leaves 8-30 mm long, sometimes dark red, occasionally lower leaves 3-5-lobed.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeAugust to January
  • Flowers1-5-branched sprays of 3-10 small flowers on a common stalk 1-3 cm long at ends of branches or opposite leaves.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soil in heathy forest. Semi shade.
  • Garden useA short-lived plant which requires fire to stimulate regeneration.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites and uncommon within those sites.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Ken Harris ©; 4 Marilyn Bull ©

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