Plants of South Eastern New South Wales
Flowers. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, ACT
Fringed heath-myrtle, Heath-myrtle
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)
Author: Betty Wood.