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

Read more

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

Can you help grow this species?

We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!

I can help!

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

Communitree Newsletter

Receive our monthly updates in your mailbox

Green Elephant

Communitree's offices are kindly hosted at the Green Elephant, Observatory. Visit Green Elephant for an environmentally conscious accommodation experience.