Tall labichea

Tall Labichea (Labichea lanceolata)

Tall labichea is a shrub up to 3.5 m tall.  It grows in a variety of habitats  – sand, laterite and in wet gullies near granite rocks.  It is the tallest of 14 species of labichea, all found only in Australia.  Bright yellow flowers bloom in winter and spring.  They have four petals, one with a red marking at its base.  The species name lanceolata refers to the leaves and is Latin for “shaped like a lance-head”.


“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.

Florabase website: florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au, Nov 2021.