Urn Heath, Honey-gland Heath.
Melichrus urceolatus, Styphelia urceolatus.
Presence in Australia
Common predominantly east of the Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic.
Dry sclerophyll forest, Cypress Pine woodland and wattle scrub on skeletal sandy or loamy soils.
Upright, stiffly-branched shrub 20-150cm high with prickly leaves and downy branches.
Crowded white, cream or yellow-green urn-shaped flowers, Mar-Nov.
Collect fruit when ripe. Wash off or eat fruit pulp and store or sow seed.
From cuttings of relatively soft young growth. May be difficult to strike. Very difficult from seed.
Regenerates from a lignotuber.
Attractive in gardens. Prune moderately.