Conospermum ephedroides Meisn.

Reference
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 7:70 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. white-blue-pink, Aug to Oct. Sand, lateritic loam & gravel.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 2 August 1995
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Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, 40-155 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, hairy; lamina terete, entire, incurved. Inflorescences without leaves, the flowers aggregated into distinct clusters, the clusters sessile, white, pink or blue, hairy; floral bracts 2.5-4 mm long, hairy. Perianth 5-9 mm long, irregular, hairy; upper lip 2.5-3.5 mm long, glabrous; lower lip 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Nut 1.5-2 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister, N.S. Lander and K.R. Thiele, 21 November 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Beverley, Bruce Rock, Chittering, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Kellerberrin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Quairading, Tammin, Victoria Plains, Wickepin, Wongan-Ballidu, York.