Common Rice Flower

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The Common Rice Flower (Pimelea humilis). Photo: James Booth — NatureShare.

The Common Rice flower (Pimelea humilis) is an important source of nectar for butterflies.

The small indigenous plant grows in heavier, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It does not tolerate salt winds.

This charming plant will tolerate dryness once established but is more vigorous and longer flowering with some extra water.

The cooler and wetter months from May to October are the best months for getting your indigenous plants into the ground and getting them successfully established with minimal assistance.

Height: 10 centimetres to 50 centimetres
Width: 30 centimetres to one metre
Flowers: September–January

Your local indigenous nursery will be able to assist you with indigenous plants that help attract local birds to your garden.