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Calothamnus villosus R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton


Silky net bush, woolly net bush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyMyrtaceaeMyrtle family, include myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus

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This is an Australian native that does not occur in the wild in North America. See this great photo at ubcbotanicalgarden.org

Identification: Leaves are evergreen, needle-like, covered with fuzz. This shrub is less than 4' (1.2 m) high. Flowers are similar to those of bottlebrush.

Calothamnus villosus (silky net bush, woolly net bush)

From Loddiges, C., Botanical Cabinet, 1817

Online References:

Calothamnus villosus on botanyphoto.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

Calothamnus villosus on Desert-tropicals.com

Calothamnus villosus at the Australian Native Plants Nursery

Calothamnus villosus at the Australian Government's Australian National Botanic Gardens

Calothamnus villosus on BotanicalIllustrations.org

Calothamnus villosus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Calothamnus villosus (silky net bush, woolly net bush)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Ari­zona
≈ 4 × 5½' (1.2 × 1.8 m)

Range: Zones 9-11:

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