Lambertia inermis

Lambertia inermis, Noongar chittick, is a shrub which is endemic to south-west Western Australia. It grows to 6 metres high and flowers from spring to winter.[2] A more complete description is given in Florabase[2] and Australian Flora online.[3]

Lambertia inermis
Lambertia inermis - Chittick - Yellow variety.JPG
Lambertia inermis var. drummondii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Lambertia
L. inermis
Binomial name
Lambertia inermis

L. inermis var. drummondii
L. inermis var. inermis

There are two varieties:

  • Lambertia inermis var. drummondii (Fielding & Gardner) Hnatiuk - with yellow flowers
  • Lambertia inermis R.Br. var. inermis - with orange-red flowers
Lambertia inermis var. inermis at Yarrabee Reserve, Western Australia

Distribution and habitatEdit

Chittick grows near the south coast of Western Australia from west of Albany through to around Esperance, extending between 50 and 200 km inland from the coast. It grows on a variety of soils from sand to gravel.


  1. ^ Brown, R. 1811. On the Proteaceae of Jussieu, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 10: 188
  2. ^ a b "Lambertia inermis R.Br". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
  3. ^ "ABRS: Lambertia inermis". Flora of Australia online. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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