Red Kangaroo Paws

Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Anigozanthos
Species: rufus
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Velvety crimson flower heads are a striking sight in the bush or along roadsides. Tufted plant up to 1m tall when flowering. Leaves are strap-like and erect, to about 40cm. Flower heads extend beyond the leaves and are covered with short dark red hairs. Flowers when open are green. Grows in deep sand.

Flowering start in September and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is red. Flower heads covered with a mat of blood-red hairs. Flowers green with 6 petals.

Uses

Widely used in horticulture.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/1415

Created: 30 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 25 Jan 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

damp sandy roadside west of Esperance

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