Australian Native Plants

  Thryptomene saxicola (Rock Thryptomene)


Thryptomene saxicola photo
Thryptomene saxicola (White Flower Form), Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick, Victoria, Australia

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




ROCK THRYPTOMENE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Thryptomene saxicola in Australia

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


Common Name
Rock Thryptomene

Description
Rock Thryptomene is a dense shrub with weeping branches that grows to about a metre tall. The leaves are small and oval, growing to about 1 cm in length, and scented when crushed. It produces profuse clusters of small open-petalled white or pink flowers over a period of several months mainly in winter and spring. this plant is popular in cultivation and is used in cut flower arrangements. Payne's Thryptomene is a selected form of T. saxicola.

Height
0.5m - 1.5m

Spread
1m - 1.5m

Habitat
found in open woodland and hill slopes

Distribution
found along southern coast region of Western Australia from about Margaret River to Esperance

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Thryptomene
Species:saxicola
Common Name:Rock Thryptomene