Pimelea pauciflora

Poison Rice-flower

Slender erect hairless shrub, forming dense thickets.

Additional information

  • FamilyThymelaeaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1-3 m x 0.5-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesPairs of narrow or narrowly elliptic leaves 4-25 mm x 1-4 mm.
  • Flower colourYellowish
  • Flowering timeSeptember to December
  • FlowersUnisexual flowers in a compact terminal head of 3-9 flowers. Two leaf-like green bracts as long or longer than flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils along mountain watercourses. Full sun to semi shade.
  • Garden useCreate a dense background in a moist area. Few isolated distributions within the Shire, now extinct within most of these.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Originally scattered within a small area of the Shire but possibly only one population remaining.
  • Aboriginal Use Bark - nets
Photographer/s: Jeff Jeanes Royal Botanic Garden Board ©

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