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Calytrix drummondii
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Calytrix drummondii is a species of plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1 metre (2 to 3 ft). It blooms between November and January producing yellow star shaped flowers. The leaves are small, linear to oblong and taper to a fine point. The large flowers are 15 to 20 millimetres (0.6 to 0.8 in) in diameter and have several awns or fine hairs which extend from the calyx lobes beyond the petals.

Found among woodlands and heath on sandplains in the Mid West and the northern Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia where it grows on sandy gravelly soils.

It is named for James Drummond who was a noted naturalist and botanical collector in Western Australia.

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