Scarlet Leschenaultia  |  

Lechenaultia laricina

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

An erect, multi-branched, bushy shrub 30-70 cm high and 20-30 cm wide with many of the branches curving inwards and sometimes suckering. The Scarlet Lechenaultia has small, fine leaves 5-11 mm long, which are densely crowded, terete and fleshy in appearance. The bark is rough except on new growth.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lechenaultia laricina

    Other potential threats to Scarlet Leschenaultia include road works; salinity; drought and changing hydrology; fire; recreational activities; wildflower picking; and railway maintenance (Durell Buehrig; 2001 DEC; 2008).