Astartea fascicularis (Labill.) D C.

Erect shrub to about 3 m tall. Leaves clustered on short lateral branchlets, linear, 0.5-1.5 cm long, to 1mm wide, 3-angled. Flowers white or pink, about 0.5 cm wide; mostly spring to summer but also at other times. Petals 2-3 mm long. Stamens fused to half their length into 5 bundles opposite the sepals, 3-8 per bundle. Syn. Baeckea astarteoides Benth.


B. heteranthera C.A. Gardn. from WA is also occasionally offered and very similar, but differs in having flower stalks longer than the leaves.

CULTIVAR OF HYBRID ORIGIN 'Winter Pink' Flowers pale pink, about 1 cm wide.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
genus        Astartea D C.