Xanthosia huegelii

Heath Xanthosia

Weak trailing to erect perennial herb or subshrub covered in long soft hairs. Stems becoming flaky with age.

Additional information

  • SynonymX. pusilla
  • FamilyApiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-15 cm x 20-40 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesLeaves along stems rather than basal, divided into 3 leaflets, 6-15 mm x 15-30 mm. Leaflets entire, equal length, narrow-oblong to elliptic. Stalk 6-30 mm long.
  • Flower colourGreenish-yellow
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • FlowersShortly stalked to stalkless clusters of 3-6 flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained sandy soils in woodland. Full sun, semi-shade.
  • Garden useLittle plant for sandy position.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from one site in the south of the Shire. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 Ian McCann, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2, 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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