Vasse Featherflower  |  

Verticordia plumosa var. vassensis

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Vasse Featherflower is a shrub which grows to 1 metre tall and 1 metre wide, and is single-stemmed at the base with several erect or spreading main branches. The medium green leaves, 3-7 mm long, are needle-like, but slightly thickened upwards. They are widely spaced, with the internodes on the main branches being 10-15 mm apart. Umbrella-like groups of pale to deep pinkish-mauve, or occassionally white, honey-scented flowers can be found on the plants from spring through to autumn.

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Verticordia plumosa var. vassensis

    Threats The main identified threats to Vasse Featherflower are habitat degradation due to horse riding (such as trampling) and infrastructure maintenance (such as road; firebreak; drainage; fence; and powerline maintenance) invasive weeds inappropriate fire regimes and dieback caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Williams et al.; 2001).