Wreath Flower

Scientific Name: Lechenaultia macrantha.

The species was first described, by Kurt Krause in 1912, using the synonymous genus name Lechenaultia. Lechenaultia macrantha is given an epithet derived from the Greek language that refers to its large flower. A common name for the plant is Wreath lechenaultia.

Wreath Flower 1


The species, when viewed from above, has a wreath-like form during its flowering period around August to November. The prostrate habit of Lechenaultia macrantha is between 50 – 150mm in height and spreading out to one metre. The branches are fleshy, the leaves are narrow, linear, and up to 40mm in length. The large yellow, pink, red flowers are arranged at the terminus of branches in a ring. The diameter of the five petals is between 30-35mm.


A species of low growing plant found on sandy or gravelly soils in Western Australia. The distribution of the species is the Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt regions in the southwest of WA, extending inland to the Eremaean Botanical Province.

Wreath Flower 2

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