Curved Rice-flower

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Pimelea curviflora


Multi-stemmed upright small hairy shrub. Alternate leaves dull green, oval, up to 25 mm long and 6 mm wide. Small tubular yellow-green flowers in groups along the stems.


Details
Flora Type
Shrubs
Distinctive Features

Leaves very hairy underneath, with curved margins. Leaves are alternate in this Pimelia species.

Biology

Perennial. Provides nectar for butterflies. Recruits infrequently but high survival rate when germination occurs.

Native Status
Native
Flowering Time

Oct-Jan

Taxonomy
Phylum
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Class
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Order
Malvales
Family
Thymelaeaceae
Genus
Pimelea
Species
curviflora

Can be poisonous to livestock. The fibre from some Pimelea species was used as a source of string by some Aboriginal people.


Interesting Facts
Similar Species

Variable species with a number of varieities mainly determined by the size of the flowers.

Native Status
Native