Calothamnus villosus R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton
Silky net bush, woolly net bush
This native of southwestern Australia does not occur in the wild in North America. It prefers sandy soils high in granite, laterite, or quartzite clay.
Plants: This shrub is 12-59" (30-150 cm) high.
Leaves: Evergreen leaves are thin and cylindrical—needle-like—and covered with fuzz.
Flowers: Flowers are bright red, forming clusters of brush-like sprays. Each spray is about 1" (2.5 cm) long, and has five petals, five hairy sepals, and five bundles of stamens. The flowers are vaguely clawlike in appearance. They appear from March to December.
Fruits: Woody, approximately globular clusters with two thickened lobes on top.
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 on Wikipedia
Calothamnus villosus on florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au
Calothamnus villosus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 30 Aug 2021.
Range: Zones 9-11: