Thyme Rice-flower

Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Pimelea
Species: serpyllifolia
Main Flower Colour: Yellow


Erect dioecious shrub to 1.5 m high, stunted or prostrate in exposed positions, stems glabrous.

Leaves crowded, narrow-elliptic to spathulate, 4–12 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, concave at least when dry.

Flowers in bracteate heads, usually on short lateral branches, and often appearing axillary; peduncle to 2 mm long; pedicels covered with long coarse hairs. Bracts 4, elliptic, 2–6 mm long. Flowers 3–4 mm long, yellow, glabrous; 2–17 in male heads, 2–10 in female heads.

Flowering start in September and ends in April.


The main flower colour is yellow.

References 03 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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