The Nationally listed critically endangered Pimelea spinescens has been sighted flowering in paddocks near Lismore. It is a rare and valued member of the temperate grassland community.
The Spiny Rice-flower is a stunted sub-shrub that grows 5–30 cm in height. It has small, pale yellow flowers and a thick perennial rootstock (Entwisle 1996c; MEL undated; Rye 1990). It has small, green, elliptical leaves, up to 10 mm long and 3 mm wide, and the stems are tipped with spines (TSSC 2003f; DSE 2005). The large tap root can be up to 1.5 m deep (DEWHA 2009a). This plant is listed as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.
If you have flowering Pimelia on or near your property let us know and send a photo that we can post to the Gallery.
Read the Recovery Plan here; http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/p-spinescens.html
See a photo and locations here;