Astrotricha ledifolia

Common Star-hair

Open, spreading or weakly upright shrub with felted stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyAraliaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-1 m high
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesNarrowly egg-shaped to oblong leaves with warty swellings on upper surface, 13-35 mm x 3-5 mm, margins curved down, tip rounded.
  • Flower colourWhite to cream
  • Flowering timeDecember to January
  • FlowersTerminal, branched flowering stems to 55 mm long. Clusters of small flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained loam or light clay soils in mountain forests. Tolerates light frosts. Partial and dappled shade. Limited distribution within Victoria, occurs just within the Shire boundary.
  • Garden useUnderstorey plant for shady gardens. Flowers well displayed in summer.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Very limited range within Victoria.
Photographer/s: 1 P. Ormay ©, Australian National Botanic Gardens; 2 Cathy Powers, NatureShare ©; 3 Chris lindorff, NatureShare ©

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