Brush starflower facts for kids
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The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 0.7 metres (1 to 2 ft) and can reach as high as 1 m (3 ft). It blooms between September and January producing cream-yellow star-shaped flowers
Commonly found on flats and amongst granite outcrops along the south coast in the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it grows in sandy soils over laterite or granite.
The species was first described as Calycothrix luteola by the botanist Johannes Conrad Schauer in 1844 in the work Myrtaceae. Plantae Preissianae. George Bentham described the plant in 1867 as Calytrix asperula in the work Orders XLVIII. Myrtaceae- LXII. Compositae in Flora Australiensis.
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