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Baeckea grandiflora
Scientific classification
Genus:
Baeckea
Species:
grandiflora

Baeckea grandiflora, commonly known as the large-flowered baeckea, is a common heathland shrub found in coastal central Western Australia.

The erect, open to straggly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 2 metres (2 to 7 ft) and has terete widely spaced leaves that are 5 to 10 millimetres (0.20 to 0.39 in) in length. It blooms from August to December producing pink-white flowers that have a diameter of 10 to 15 mm (0.39 to 0.59 in).

It is often found on plains, undulating hills and breakaways in the Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region around the Shire of Gingin where i grows in gravelly loamy and sandy soils over laterite.

The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1867 in the work Compositae Flora Australiensis

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