Platysace lanceolata

Shrubby Platysace

Erect or straggling open to dense subshrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyApiaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.6-1.5 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesVery variable, locally plants tend to have egg-shaped to round leaves to 10 mm long.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeDecember to February
  • FlowersTerminal many-branched sprays of 3-6 small flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soil in open forest. Semi shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive small plant for a shady garden tolerating dry periods once established. Well presented white flowers stand out when there are not a lot of flowers in the garden.
  • Commercially availableGenerally. Plants in general nurseries rarely local.
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Generally occurs further to the east.
Photographer/s: 1 John Knight ©; 2, 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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