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Conospermum nervosum
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Scientific classification

Conospermum nervosum is a shrub of the Proteaceae that is endemic to Western Australia.

The erect many-branched shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.6 metres (1.0 to 2.0 ft). It blooms between May and February producing purple-pink-blue flowers. The variable leaves have a length of 1.5 to 3 cm (0.59 to 1.18 in). The blue or sometime pale pink perianth is glabrous or slightly hairy.

The species was first formally described by the botanist Carl Meissner in 1855 as part of the work by William Jackson Hooker New Proteaceae of Australia as published in Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany. There are four synonyms; Conospermum diffusum, Conospermum nervosum var. subspathulatum, Conospermum nervosum var. nervosum and Conospermum nervosum var. ovalifolium.

It is found on hill slopes and sand plains along the west coast to the north of Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia where it grows in sandy soils. It is part of kwongan communities.

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