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Pimelea flava ssp. flava

Yellow Rice-flower

Erect few-stemmed slender shrub with hairy young stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyThymelaeaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-2 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesPairs of bright yellow-green elliptic to almost circular leaves 2-10 mm x 1-6 mm crowded along stems.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersMasses of compact terminal clusters of 9 or more hairy flowers. 2-4 yellowish leaf-life bracts, larger than leaves, surrounding flowers. Flowers unisexual.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist reasonably well drained soils in moist forests. Frost tolerant. Partial to full shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive upright plant for small gardens in sheltered positions. Looks good planted in drifts under trees.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire and Victoria. Common where located.
Photographer/s: 1 Marty White/SYR ©; 2, 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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