Botanical Name: Calytrix tetragona
Common Name: Common Fringe Myrtle
Calytrix: From Greek calyx, meaning cup, and thrix or trichos meaning hair, referring to the long awns.
tetragona: From Latin meaning 4 sided, referring to the leaves and fruit.
Habitat: Open, dry heathland, woodland and dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone.Drought resistant.
Habit: Shrub 1 to 1.5m tall.
Leaves: Tiny, covered in fine hairs, triangular in cross section. Lightly, spicy perfume when crushed.
Flowers: Star-shaped, white to pinkish with 5 long awns. Provides pollen and nectar for native bees and other insects.
Flowering time: Spring to Summer.
Range: Along the coast from Queensland to NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.