Scaly-leaved Featherflower  |  

Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The featherflower grows in mallee scrublands near Geraldton in Western Australia. Much of the habitat for this species has been historically cleared, and it now grows mainly along roadsides. There are now less than 40 plants in the wild, with some plants being from established translocations.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa

    Habitat quality is degraded at all known natural sites and most subpopulations are threatened by weed invasion and competition; warren excavation by rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and inappropriate fire regimes (Stack et al. 2004).