|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Species:||Heath Cryptandra (Cryptandra tomentosa)|
|Other name:||Prickly Cryptandra|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very stiff structure, reminiscent of boxthorn. Leaves are dark green and tiny cylinders. On first inspection it looks like the flowers are compound of white balls. A closer look reveals this to be creamy white buds with tiny bell flowers. As flowers bloom, the "white balls" get a spiky appearance, due to the bell flowers 5 triangular tipped petals. Flowers die to a pretty apricot colour adding to the display.