Botanical name

Protea scabra

Family

Proteaceae

Status

Near Threatened

Protea scabra
Protea scabra
Protea scabra

Description

Ground-hugging protea growing in limited area. The narrow linear leaves are as the name implies "rough to touch". Leaf tufts grow up from subterranean branches each with a small inflorescence in its centre, rust-coloured with creamy inner surfaces.

Habitat

Clayey soil of shale belts

Flower Date

July to October