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Narrow-leaf Wilsonia Photos
|Scientific Name:||Wilsonia backhousei|Narrow-leaf Wilsonia plant
Photo: A J Brown
Native to Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
Small, hairless, perennial herb or subshrub with prostrate branches to 15 cm tall. Leaves without stalks, linear-lanceolate to linear-obovate, 5-15 mm long, 1-3 mm wide and fleshy. Flowers white with tubes 10 mm long and short triangular lobes or teeth 2-4 mm long. Fruit is a capsule about 3 mm long. Flowering in spring-summer but often not prolifically.
Mainly occurs on heavy soils in coastal saltmarshes and around the edges of inland salt lakes.
Often quite stunted and few branched and somewhat reddish or yellowish under extreme saline and drying conditions.