Australian Native Plants

  Pimelea flava ssp Flava (Yellow Rice-flower)


Pimelea flava ssp Flava photo
Pimelea flava subsp. flava Belgrave South, Victoria, Australia

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YELLOW RICE-FLOWER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pimelea flava in Australia

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


Common Name
Yellow Rice-flower

Description
Yellow Rice-flower is an upright shrub that grows to about two metres in height. The leathery leaves are rounded and attached to the stem with very short stalk. young stems are covered in hairs. The leaves grow to about 8 mm long and 6 mm wide. The flower heads are yellow, surrounded by two to four green bracts which are larger than the leaves. The flowers grow at the end of the branches. There is another subspecies of P. flava subsp. dichotoma (Diosma Rice-flower) which has white flowers and grows to one metre in height.

Height
2m

Habitat
grows in woodland and eucalypt forest.

Distribution
Pimelea flava ssp. Flava is found in south Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Malvales
Family:Thymelaeaceae
Genus:Pimelea
Species:flava
Variety:'ssp Flava'
Common Name:Yellow Rice-flower


Relatives in same Genus
  Pimelea physodes