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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Acrotriche serrulata
Common Name:honey pots
Status:DISABLED: Unavailable for now & possibly forever
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bird Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Indigenous Plant Use:Suck nectar from flowers, honey flavoured.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Clay, Well Drained
30-60 cm high
Foliage:Leaves hairy and linear 3-11mm long x 0.5-2mm wide
Flowers:Translucent tubular greenish white on spikes, flowers filled with nectar, clustered on old wood from June to November. Small round white fruit.
Dense, mounding shrub. Flowers edible. Grow under established trees. Well drained clay loams and skeletal soils, tolerating dry periods in open forests. Tolerates light frosts. Nectar attracts the birds.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  3. iNaturalist
  4. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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