Australian Native Plants

  Verticordia plumosa (Plumed Featherflower)


Verticordia plumosa photo
Verticordia plumosa, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia as an introduced species.

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Verticordia plumosa in Australia

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


Common Name
Plumed Featherflower

Description
The Plumed Featherflower is a small rounded shrub that grows to about a metre tall. The leaves are narrow and greyish green in colour and grow to about 1.4cm long. It produces groups of pink or mauve or white open-petalled flowers in spring and summer. There are several varieties described which have differences in features such as growth habit, leaf size and shape, flower size and colour. Varieties are var. plumosa, var. ananeotes, var. brachyphylla, var. grandiflora, var. incrassata,
var. pleiobotrya, var. vassensis (http://en.wikipedia.org).

Height
0.5m - 1.5m

Spread
0.5m

Habitat
grows in woodland and shrubland

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds, butterflies and various other insects

Distribution
Verticordia plumosa is found in south west of Western Australia from south of Geraldton to around Esperance.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Verticordia
Species:plumosa
Common Name:Plumed Featherflower