Prostanthera ferricola B.J.Conn & K.A.Sheph.

Nuytsia 17:148-151, Fig.1 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, openly-branched shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Shallow red-brown skeletal sandy loam on banded ironstone, laterite, basalt or quartz. Gently inclined mid to upper slopes of hills, rocky crests, outcrops.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 31 March 2008

Scientific Description

Shrubs. Stems, cross section square. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 5-20 mm long, 2.5-5 mm wide, opposite, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 2.3-4.7. mm long Pedicel present, 1.5-2 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with two lobes, 6-15 mm long, accrescent, sparsely hairy, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla white or cream or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 20-25 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 15-20 mm long, filament 5-9.3 mm long, anthers 1.7-1.8 mm long. Appendage present. Flowering time July or August. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Gascoyne or Murchison. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 21 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Gascoyne, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Eastern Murchison, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cue, Meekatharra, Wiluna.