Common name: Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia Sm. APNI*
Description: Leaves and bracts without obvious intramarginal veins; flowers hairy but not usually silky. Leaves green; flowers often >20 in each head. Erect, prostrate or occasionally clump-forming shrub to 1.5 m high; common in a wide variety of situations. Leaves oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, mostly 5–30 mm long, usually 1–4 mm wide, rarely to 7 mm. Bracts ± ovate, 4–19 mm long, 3–10 mm wide, often with a reddish tinge. Flowers 7–44 per head, 10–20 mm long, shortly hairy with longer hairs on persistent base.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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