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

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.15 to 0.45 metres (0.5 to 1.5 ft). It usually blooms between August and November producing purple-blue-violet star-shaped flowers.

Found on plains and on granite hills in the central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia where it grows on sandy loam soils.

The species was first formally described as Lhotskya violacea by the botanist John Lindley in 1839 as part of his work A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony it was later reclassified into the genus Calytrix by Lyndley Craven in 1987 in the article A taxonomic revision of Calytrix Labill. (Myrtaceae) in the journal Brunonia.

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