Pimelea: From Greek pimele, meaning soft and fat, possibly in reference to the oily seeds.
linifolia: From Latin, meaning straight-leaved.
Habitat: Sunny positions in woodland and heath.
Habit: Shrub to 50cm to 1.5m.
Leaves: Opposite, linear and soft. Quickly recovers from fire. Suspected to be toxic to stock.
Flowers: White, occasionally pinkish, with orange anthers, in clusters at the end of branches. Difficult to propagate. Provides food for the Yellow-spot Blue Butterfly.
Flowering time: Most of the year.
Range: Coastal from Queensland to Tasmania and South Australia. Commonly found throughout The Hills Shire.