A bushy, rounded shrub or gnarled tree, growing
to between 1.5 m to 3.0 m in height with grey
and fissured bark on the main branches. The
phyllodes are light green, rigid and erect, circular
in cross‐section, and have a hardened brown tip.
The pod is light brown, narrow and compressed
between each seed.
Rocky soils over
granite, basalt or
dolerite, and has
been located on
the rocky hills
and rises of Weld
Weld Range, Mount
A rounded, straggly, pungent shrub that grows
from 1 m to 2 m in height. Its yellow cylindrical
flowers are produced from July to August.
Red sand or stony
Ninghan Road, near
State Barrier Fence,
Find to Yalgoo Road,
Buddadoo Range and
Mugga Mugga Hill.
A tufted, perennial herb ranging from 15 cm to
40 cm in height. This species produces small
white flowers from May to June.
of sandy soil over
Ranges, Shark Bay
and The Loop along
the Murchison River.
OPR Rail Proposal – Vegetation and Flora Assessment
A low, perennial shrub growing to approximately
30 cm in height. This species produces white to
pink or deep pink to red‐brown small, flowers
from July to August.
locations on flats,
River, Bishops Gully
Road, Ogilvie East
and West Road and
North West Coastal
A low shrub that grows from 0.3 m to 0.7 m in
height. The leaves are erect to spreading,
obovate in outline, and club shaped. Its white or
pink flowers are produced between September
Cue, Agnew, Lake
Booylgoo Range and
A shrub that grows between 0.3 m and 0.8 m in
height. The pink/yellow flowers are produced
from September to November.
(Photography on right by D. & B. Bellairs. Image
Accessed on Wednesday, 20 January 2010)
White or yellow
Park and Bindoo Hill
height. The leaves are erect to spreading, oblong
to linear obovate in outline, with a straight to
recurved tip that is unique to the genus. Its
white/yellow flowers are produced from August
addition to stony
rises in the
Yalgoo regions of
Joyners Find and the
Blue Hills Ranges.
A compact, evergreen shrub growing to
approximately 40 cm to 75 cm in height, and has
minutely verrucose (warty) branchlets. It
contains small, terete, bright green whorled
leaves, predominantly occurring at the tip of the
stipules and bearing aromatic essential oils. It
produces scattered pink to white flowers from
August to October. The petals are up to 14 mm
long and are usually bright pink. The calyx
segments are joined at the base and have ovate
blades and awns to 20 mm long.
sparse mulga or
sand in open
Range, Noonie Hills
A multi‐branched shrub, growing to between 1 m
and 3 m in height. The upper surface of the
leaves is hairy, and the braches are often rust‐
coloured. Its white, woolly flowers are produced
from November to December.
Red sand and
Shark Bay, Muggon
Nature Reserve and
A multi‐stemmed open shrub, on which the
branchlets sometimes becoming spiny. The two
leaf forms (linear or narrow spear shaped) have
blunt tips and are often clumped together. The
flowers are inconspicuous, but the mature fruits
(produced from late August to October) are pink‐
brown with three incurving horns.
other low shrubs
sandy clay soils
over basalt or
Range, Cue and
An open shrub growing to 3.5 m in height. The
stems and leaves have a whitish‐green
appearance (due to a covering of microscopic
white scales), and the stems have rows of tiny
round warts along their lengths. The leaves are
linear, upright and have a hooked tip. The
flowers may be white to mauve, and the inside of
the flowers can have yellow or purple spots.
Homestead and Lake
A shrub or tree generally growing from 0.5 m to
2.8 m in height and sometimes from 0.3 m to 4m
in height. The red/purple flowers are produced
from August to October.
(Photography on right by A.P. Brown & B.
Western Australian Herbarium, Department of
Accessed on Tuesday, 19 January 2010)
Station, Kalli Station
and Weld Range.
A branching shrub growing up to 1.5 m in height.
The vivid inflorescences have 10‐15 or more
florets at the end of each erect branch, and have
lime‐yellow with yellow to orange anthers and
sometimes brown to red or green bracts.
with sandy or
where there is
Kalbarri National Par,
Park, Meanarra Hill
A dense, spiky shrub growing from 0.6 m to 1.5 m
in height. The leaves resemble fine green sticks ‐
each of which is dissected into a number of
segments which each terminates in a sharp tip.
The flowers are a greenish/creamy yellow colour
on a cylindrical inflorescence, and are generally
produced from July to September.
Red sand or
sandy loams in
and Belele Station.
A tall, spreading shrub that sometimes grows to
more than 2.5 m in height, although generally
ranges between 1 m and 1.5 m tall. This species
produces pink or white flowers from June to
October in upright, loose clusters, supported by
with sandy loam
or limestone and
OaKajee Port, Nature
A dense, finely‐branched, mint bush that grows to
0.6 m in height. The small leaves are a grey‐
green, stiff, 4‐7 mm long and 1‐3 mm wide. They
are arranged opposite one another or are
occasionally grouped on the stem. The flowers
are purple/light pink, with white spots inside, and
they are produced from May to December.
Red sand, sandy
clay and lateritic
sand on flats,
sand dunes and
Mount Hale, Noonie
Hills and Muggon
[syn. sp. Belele
Station (A.L. Payne
A perennial, erect and compact mint shrub, that
grows to between 0.4 m and 0.6 m in height. The
leaves do not have petioles, are erect and often
pressed back along the stem. The purple to pale
lilac flowers are tubular, 8.5 to 18 mm in length
and are produced from July to August.
Sand and lateritic
Belele Station and
A shrub that grows to between 0.45 to 1.0 m
high. Its flowers are pink and are produced
between June and September. The leaves are
small and are approximately 2 to 4 mm long and
1 to 2 mm wide.
Laterite and on
Jack Hills, Weld
Princess Range, Lake
A shrub growing to 1.5 m in height. The leaves
consist of 10‐12 pairs of leaflets, with a dark
gland at each leaflet base. The purple to pink
flowers are produced from May to August. The
pods are narrow, cylindrical and red‐brown.
outcrops of hills.
A shrub that grows between 0.5 m and 1.8 m in
height. The white/blue/purple flowers are
produced from either October to December or
from March to April.
Mullewa, East Yuna
National Park and
north west of
A compact shrub that grows to 1 m in height. Its
leaves are erect, sparse and terete and are
divided into three forked segments. Its globular,
yellow flowers are produced in September and
grow on stalks towards the end of the branchlets.
Low, very open
Bimbijy Station and
A spreading shrub that grows from 0.6 m to 2 m
in height. Its young stems are covered in white‐
grey hairs and the leaves are opposite and elliptic
in shape. The white flowers have purple to violet
striations and are produced in August.
Barloweerie and Cue.
A many‐branched, rigid shrub growing from 0.15
m to 0.5 m in height. The leaves are often
clustered along the stem and are small, linear,
and have tiny sharp points. Pale pink/red flowers
grow on the ends of branchlets and the
inflorescences are open, and head‐shaped to
cylindrical in outline. Flowering occurs from
August to October.
Clayey soils, on
saline flats and
Weld Range, Muggon
Station, Crystal Hill
and Mount Narryer