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Meet the spiny rice-flower
Scientific name: Pimelea spinescens
Australian Government status: critically endangered
Victorian Government status: critically endangered
With small, cream flowers and pale green, oval leaves, the spiny rice-flower grows up to around 30cm in height and lives for up to 100 years. Their roots stretch to 1.5m into the soil and insects pollinate the flowers.
- isolated populations with small numbers of individuals
- weed invasion
- agricultural practices, such as fertilisers
- altered fire regimes
- habitat loss.
Where are they found?
Usually found in native temperate grasslands.
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Page last updated: 24/01/24