Pimelea serpyllifolia

Common name: 

Thyme Rice-flower

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (ABEPTX) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Shrubland and woodland in calcareous soils1

Flower description:

Yellow, yellowish-green or white1


Shrub 01-1.5 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Stems are glabrous with opposite leaves 7 mm long and 2.5 mm wide. The inflorescence is a terminal compact head of 4-13 flowers1

Image of Pimelea serpyllifolia
Image of Pimelea serpyllifolia
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria