Darwinia polychroma facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDarwinia polychroma
Endangered (EPBC Act)
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The shrub typically grows to a height of 1.2 metres (4 ft) and has simple, keeled leaves that are 3 to 4 millimetres (0.12 to 0.16 in) long and 1 mm (0.04 in) wide. The bracts are broad and coloured green, red and yellow, and form a bell about 1 to 2 centimetres (0.39 to 0.79 in) in length containing many tubular flowers.
The species is endangered and is only found in a small area between Pernejori and Carnamah in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia where it grows in sandy soils. Its range is over approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) with three populations occurring on road or railway reserves with one on private property. The total populations is less than 200 plants. It is found amongst open low scrub or shrubland with Melaleuca species, Acacia ligulata, mallee (Eucalyptus species) and Exocarpos species growing in yellow loamy sand over laterite.
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