Sargent's Snakebush (Hemiandra rutilans) Interim Recovery Plan No. 273
Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia
- Sargent's Snakebush (Hemiandra rutilans) Interim Recovery Plan No. 273 (PDF - 241 KB) | (Word - 909 KB)
Hemiandra rutilans is a low spreading shrub to 10 cm high and 60 cm across with attractive, tubular, dark red (usually) flowers to two cm long. The dark green leaves are generally 21 mm long by 2 mm wide, ribbed, concave and linear, and rough to the touch. Brown et al. (1998) state that "The 6 mm long calyx has 2 lobes. The corolla is blood red and slightly pubescent; with a trumpet shaped tube, up to 21 mm long, and a scarcely bi-lobed limb. The lobes are more or less equal and much shorter than the tube." The anthers extend from the flowers and are attached towards the base of the floral tube. Plants flower from October to December.