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Family Rutaceae

Philotheca salsolifolia Philotheca

Diagnosis: A spindly low shrub, with elongate needle-like leaves, which are covered in lumps all over. Flowers are borne singly at the end of branches. The flowers are somewhat untidy, with all the petal completely free from each other. The flowers are light pink or purple.

Flowering: Late winter, spring and summer. Flowers are often around at other times.

Habitat: Heaths and open forest on sandy soils. Appears to prefer sites with an underground watercourse.

Distribution: Widespread on sandstone soils in Sydney, also north coast, south coast, southern tablelands western slopes and northwestern plains.

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