Australian Native Plants

  Zieria prostrata (Headland Zieria)


Zieria prostrata photo
Zieria prostrata(labelled), Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




HEADLAND ZIERIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Zieria prostrata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Headland Zieria

Description
Zieria prostrata is a dense prostrate shrub that spreads to about one metre in diameter. The green leaves are elliptical and about 15mm long. It produces clusters of small white or pink flowers with four petals in spring and winter. Flower buds are pink. The fruits are reddish green and made up of one to four lobes connected at the base. The plant has a very limited range and is listed as endangered.

Height
0.1m - 0.2m

Spread
0.5m - 1m

Habitat
found in coastal heathland

Distribution
Zieria prostrata is found in a fairly small area near Coffs Harbour on the north eastern coast of New South Wales

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Zieria
Species:prostrata
Common Name:Headland Zieria