Scientific nameA 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.
Metalasia can be grown from seed using smoke treatment
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides medicinal value
Easy to grow
Suitable for sandy soil
It provides food for: