White Bristle Bush

White Bristle Bush

Metalasia muricata

Scientific name

A grey, rounded, twiggy honey-scented shrub of 2-4m height that is very useful as a pioneer and soil stabiliser. It comes up very fast after a fire creating a nursery environment for other plants. Along with other asteraceae it adds mycorrhizae to the soil.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Metalasia can be grown from seed using smoke treatment

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

Metalasia muricata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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