Silky Riceflower
Buds and leaves
Silky Riceflower
Flower Profile
Silky Riceflower (Pimelea micrantha)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Mallows (Malvales)
Family: Daphne (Thymelaeaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Silky Riceflower (Pimelea micrantha)
This Photo:     Loosing leaves
Other name: Curved Riceflower

Thank you Alan Dandie for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
An innocuous plant that, having identified it, is suddenly everywhere

It has the tiniest little yellow flowers that look like 10 pin bowling pins.
Through the year it changes appearance dramatically
Over summer it sheds a lot of leaves and looks totally different to it's luscious spring time cover.

Copyright © 2012-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Oct-2012
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)