Botanical Name: Platysace linearifolia
Common Name: Carrot Tops
Family: Apiaceae, same family as the carrot.
Platysace: From the Greek word, meaning flat, referring to the fruit.
linearifolia: From Latin, meaning straight leaves.
Habitat: Dry, sclerophyll forest and heath.
Soils: Soils on sandstone, drought tolerant.
Habit: To 1m.
Flowers: Small, white, star-like in clusters at the end of branches. Attracts native pollinators.
Flowering time: December to May.
Leaves: Narrow, soft, crowded, thread-like. Have a carrot like smell when crushed.
Range: Queensland and NSW coast, north of Jervis Bay.