Botanical name

Passerina paleacea

Family

Thymelaeaceae

Common Name

Gonna Bush

Description

Shrublet up to 1m. Leaves small, flattened laterally; flowers, cream to pink, in dense spikes. Fruits are dry and not fleshy.

All Passerina are wind pollinated and shed their pollen freely, often seen as clouds of pollen.

Latin: passer = sparrow: referring to the black seeds which resemble a sparrow's beak.

Habitat

Coastal sands

Flower Date

October to November