Common Name: Forest Phebalium or Scaly Phebalium
Botanical Name: Phelabium squamulosum spp. squamulosum
Height: 0.5 – 1.5m
Flowers: Pale yellow
Flowering Time: usually spring
Leaves: Underside with brownish scales
Meaning: Phebalium – from the Greek phibalee, meaning a kind of myrtle, squamulosum – Latin for scaly
Grows in heath and woodland on sandstone.
This one found in Sandstone Heath vegetation community in the north of the Shire.
You can learn more about The Hills’ native flora at The Hills Shire Council’s newest Bushcare group, Oxlade Reserve Bushcare. The group will meet on the first Saturday of the month, starting on Saturday, August 4, 9am to noon.
If you would like to join, please contact the Bush Regeneration Officer Volunteer Works on (02) 9843 0108.