Darwinia fascicularis

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Darwinia fascicularis
Darwinia fascicularis Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.JPG
Darwinia fascicularis at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Darwinia
Species: D. fascicularis
Binomial name
Darwinia fascicularis

Cryptostemon ericaeus F.Muell. & Miq.

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.[1] 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.