|Darwinia fascicularis at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia|
Darwinia fascicularis is shrub in the myrtle family which is endemic to areas near Sydney. The habitat is poor sandy soils, in dry eucalyptus forest or heathlands in high rainfall areas. It grows from as far north as Gosford in the Central Coast to Bulli near Wollongong. The sub species oligantha occurs in the Blue Mountains.
A pleasantly scented small plant up to 30 cm tall. With small needle like leaves. Recognized in the field by the attractive white or red spiky flowers. Flowering occurs in winter and spring.
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