Your gateway to a wide range of natural resources information and associated maps

Victorian Resources Online

Violet Honey Myrtle

Back | Salinity Indicator Plants Home | Common name home | Scientific name home | Photo Gallery | Glossary

Scientific Name:Melaleuca wilsonii

Other Common Name:

Wilson’s Honey-myrtle


Native to South Australia and Victoria.

Plant Description:

Widely spreading shrub to 2 m high with rough, flaking or corky bark. Leaves opposite and
linear-lanceolate, 8–15 mm long, 1–2 mm wide with an acute to sharply pointed apex. Flowers in lateral clusters along stem for 10 cm or more, pale to dark pink or lilac. Fruit capsules about 4 mm wide.


Grows on seasonally flooded and poorly drained soils.

Mallee, Central and NorthernS0, S1, S2W2


A key to the more common
Melaleuca species on waterlogged and saline land can be accessed here – Key to Melaleuca.
Page top