Wedding Bush

Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Ricinocarpos
Species: megalocarpus
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

Brilliant white flowers about 2cm across cover this coastal shrub in spring. Wedding Bush grows in deep sand close to the coast where it can tolerate strong salt and sand laden winds. Its stark white flowers make a stunning contrast to other flowering shrubs in coastal heath.

Flowering start in September and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is white. The species name "megalocarpus" referes to the large fruit (seedpod) produced after flowering.

References

http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/ricinocarpos-megalocarpus-wedding-bush.html

Created: 17 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

Cape le Grand NP, WA

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