The Western Prickly Honeysuckle is a prickly, non-lignotuberous shrub that grows up to three metres high with many branches at the base and a few long, erect floral branches. It has yellow flowers which are crowded at the ends of branchlets from October to December. There are two types of leaves, vegetative and floral. The vegetative leaves are narrow and pointed, whereas the floral leaves are smaller and may be entire or have three to five lobes.
Western Prickly Honeysuckle |
Lambertia echinata subsp. occidentalis
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lambertia echinata subsp. occidentalis
Although impacts of inappropriate fire frequency have not been observed in situ; it is assumed that population health and abundance may decline with (Stack Brown; 2003) too frequent fire that doesn t allow plants to sexually mature (and replenish the seed bank).
Weeds suppress plant growth and may increase fire hazard (Stack Brown; 2003).