Other name: Broad Foxtail, Regal Foxtail
Distinguished from other Ptilotus, by its yellow-green flower
spikes, that can lengthened its cylindrical shape up to 20 cm and 5 cm in
diameter. When fresh, the flower spikes are intensely fragrant. Flowering period
is usually between winter to summer.
Growing on red sandy soils and rocky hillsides, they are found in Central Australia,
South Australia, parts of outback New South
Wales, extending jus across the border into Queensland. Also seen growing in
limited areas in Western Australia.