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.
Scarlet Leschenaultia |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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).