Mulla Mulla

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Ptilotus
Species: exaltatus
Main Flower Colour: Pink

Description

In drier areas swathes of Mulla Mullas can make a wonderful springtime display after autumn rain. Upright plant to 75cm. Leaves broad and smooth. Conical flower heads held above foliage. Feathery appearance due to bracts surrounding individual small flowers.

Flowering start in July.

Identification

The main flower colour is pink. Conical flower spikes, where the flowers are surrounded by feathery bracts.

Uses

The broad green leaves are said to make an excellent salad (but I have not tried them).

References

Wildflowers of Western Australia. Gardner.

Created: 25 Feb 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 03 Jul 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

PIL - Pilbara

MII - Mount Isa Inlier

Specifics

Marble Bar Road, NE of Newman

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