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Plant of the Month
August 2023


Lechenaultia macrantha K.Krause


Lechenaultia macrantha (Wreath Leschenaultia) is a small, ground-hugging, sparsely branched shrub growing to around 50 cm high. Although small in stature, this plant stands out with its showy floral display of frilly, fan-shaped petals that are yellow with deep pink or red wings. The flowers are produced from August to November and occur most prominently around the plant's circumference, hence the origin of the common name.

Wreath Leschenaultia is endemic to Western Australia and can be found in woodland and shrubland, usually on sand or gravel, in areas mostly from Mullewa to Dalwallinu.

Photo: R. Davis

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