Philotheca gardneri (Paul G.Wilson) Paul G.Wilson subsp. gardneri

Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub, to 1.5 m high, leaves narrowly clavate, 5-8 mm long. Fl. white & cream & pink, Apr to Oct. Stony red-brown sandy loam, yellow sandy clay, red clay. Plains, gentle slopes, hillsides, gullies.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 November 2007

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, 4-7.5 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, flat, the margins revolute, verrucose (warty), glabrous; stipular excrescences present. Flowers terminal. solitary; pedicels 2.5-3.5 mm long; calyx present, 1-2 mm long, verrucose (warty), glabrous; corolla pink or white or cream, petals five, 6-8 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, glabrous; stamens twice as many as petals, 2-2.7 mm long, smooth, ciliate (with a marginal fringe of hairs); anthers 0.6-1.2 mm long, with an appendage. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, Recherche, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Bruce Rock, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe, Wagin.