Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Micromyrtus ciliata

Common name

Fringed heath-myrtle, Heath-myrtle

Family

Myrtaceae

Where found

Dry forest, woodland, heath, and grassy hillsides, often on rocky sites. Coast, ranges, and the eastern edge of the tablelands north from Bawley Point. ACT and nearby. Occasional elsewhere.

Notes

Shrub to 1.2 m tall. Leaves aromatic when rubbed, opposite each other, 0.15-0.4 cm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, more or less triangular in cross-section. Flowers with 5 petals, white to pink, fading to red. Seed case red. Hypanthium 2-5 mm long. Petals 1.5-4 mm long. Flowers solitary at the bases of the upoer leaves, forming compact to loose heads. Flowers Winter to Summer.

All native plants on unleased land in the ACT are protected.

PlantNET description:  http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Micromyrtus~ciliata  (accessed 24 January, 2019)