Common name: Saxicola
Botanical name: Thryptomene saxicola

SaxicolaThryptomene is a genus consisting of about 40 species of evergreen shrubs native to eastern, central and Western Australia. For example, Thryptomene saxicola var. f.c. payne is a wonderful Australian native from Western Australia. Thryptomene is actually from the Greek meaning coy or prudish and at first glance this shrub could appear that way. It has little flowers and it’s a rather modest looking shrub. But in winter through springtime it produces a mass of flowers, which simply cloak the bush.

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