Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering shrub. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Desert Phebalium, Silvery Phebalium




Shrub to 2m tall.  Leaves aromatic when crushed, alternating up the stems, 0.6-1.2cm long, 1.5-2mm wide, flat, thick, the upper surface hairless, the lower surface scaly, the edges wavy and warty, the tips notched or blunt.  Flowers yellow, with 5 petals.  Flowers in 1-8 flowered clusters at the ends of the branchlets.

eFlora of South Australia description: