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Ptilotus schwartzii
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Scientific classification

Ptilotus fraseri var. schwartzii F.Muell.
Ptilotus schwartzii f. elongatus Benl
Trichinium schwartzii (F.Muell.) Farmar

Ptilotus schwartzii is a grass-like plant in the Amaranthaceae family.


Ptilotus scwartzii is endemic to Australia and found in Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland.


It is perennial herb, which grows from 0.2 to 1 m high, on sand or sandy clay. Its stems are slender, wiry and a dull blue-green in colour. It flowers from March to October with white- pink-purple flowers. It is found near streams on sandplains.


It was first described in 1888 by Ferdinand von Mueller as Ptilotus fraseri var. schwartzii, who described it from a specimen collected near the McDonnell Ranges by the Reverend Mr Schwartz Ralph Tate raised it to species rank in his 1989 census, with it thereby becoming Ptilotus schwartzii.

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