Botanical name

Serruria rubricaulis

Family

Proteaceae

Status

Near Threatened

Serruria rubricaulis
Serruria rubricaulis
Serruria rubricaulis
Serruria rubricaulis
Serruria rubricaulis

Description

Often found growing in close association with Serruria adscendens which it resembles. However this serruria is a resprouter whereas Serruria adscendens is a reseeder. It has striking red stems (hence its name) and only the upper half of each leaf is dissected. The flower-heads comprise pink florets clustered in a raceme-like inflorescence on a common peduncle.

Habitat

Low sandy mountain slopes

Flower Date

July to November