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Platysace linearifolia

Narrow-leaf Platysace, Carrot Tops

Family: Apiaceae

Platysace linearifolia belongs to the same family of herbs as the Flannel Flower and the common celery. It is a slender open shrub to 1.5m high. The hairless branches may be upright or spreading. It grows in open forest on sandy soils.

The leaves are soft and slender, up to 25mm long. Crushed leaves smell a bit like carrots.

The tiny white flowers are densely packed in compound terminal umbels 5-7mm across.

Platysace linearifolia flowers from December to April.

Platysace linearifolia

Platysace linearifolia

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Platysace linearifolia

Platysace linearifolia

 

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