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Calytrix tetragona

Fringe Myrtle

Family: Myrtaceae

Calytrix tetragona is a bushy shrub growing 1.5 - 2m high in a large range of habitats from heath to shrubland, mainly on sandy soils.

At full bloom the terminal masses of star-shaped flowers almost hide the leaves. The 5 white to pink petals are joined at the base by 5 tapered red sepals which form a cup and remain after the petals drop.

The slender, finely-toothed leaves are 4-8mm long, triangular in section and point upwards along the stem.

Calytrix tetragona flowers from July to December.

Calytrix tetragona

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Calytrix tetragona

Calytrix tetragona

 

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