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Westringia
Westringia fruticosa flower.jpg
Westringia fruticosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Westringia
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Westringia is a genus of Australian shrubs. As with other members of the mint family their upper petal (or lip) is divided into two lobes. There are four stamens - the upper two are fertile while the lower two are reduced to staminodes. The leaves are in whorls of 3 or 4.[1]

Westringia has been found in the wild in all 6 states of Australia, as well as on Norfolk Island, but not in the Northern Territory.[2]

Species include:[3]

  1. Westringia acifolia G.R.Guerin
  2. Westringia amabilis B.Boivin
  3. Westringia angustifolia R.Br.
  4. Westringia blakeana B.Boivin
  5. Westringia brevifolia Benth.
  6. Westringia capitonia G.R.Guerin
  7. Westringia cephalantha F.Muell.
  8. Westringia cheelii Maiden & Betche
  9. Westringia crassifolia N.A.Wakef. - Whipstick Westringia
  10. Westringia cremnophila N.A.Wakef. - Snowy River Westringia
  11. Westringia dampieri R.Br.
  12. Westringia davidii B.J.Conn
  13. Westringia discipulorum S.Moore - White Button Bush
  14. Westringia eremicola A.Cunn. ex Benth. - Slender Westringia
  15. Westringia fruticosa (Willd.) Druce - Coastal Rosemary
  16. Westringia glabra R.Br. - Violet Westringia
  17. Westringia grandifolia Benth.
  18. Westringia kydrensis B.J.Conn
  19. Westringia longepedunculata B.Boivin
  20. Westringia longifolia R.Br. - Long-leaved Westringia
  21. Westringia lucida B.Boivin - Shining Westringia
  22. Westringia parvifolia C.T.White & W.D.Francis
  23. Westringia rigida R.Br. - Stiff Westringia
  24. Westringia rubiifolia R.Br.
  25. Westringia rupicola S.T.Blake
  26. Westringia saxatilis B.J.Conn
  27. Westringia senifolia F.Muell. - Alpine Westringia
  28. Westringia sericea B.Boivin
  29. Westringia tenuicaulis C.T.White & W.D.Francis
  30. Westringia viminalis B.J.Conn & Tozer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guerin, G.R. (2009). A revision of Westringia section Cephalowestringia (Lamiaceae: Westringieae). Australian Systematic Botany 22: 121-136.
  2. ^ http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/acceptedRef.do?name_id=214575
  3. ^ "Westringia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

External links[edit]


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46 news items

 
San Francisco Chronicle
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:28:53 -0800

This time of year, when our gardens are largely at rest, there are still categories of plants available to add interest. Near the top of this list would be evergreen shrubs, and one of the prettiest is Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light.' This ...

SFGate

SFGate
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:06:40 -0700

Evergreen shrubs Westringia 'Smokey' has delicate-looking silver-gray foliage, white flowers in winter, is very drought-tolerant, and does well in part shade. Succulents Hens-and-chicks are ideal for tucking in anywhere, and cold-hardy sedums — such ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:05:47 -0700

Asher planted low-water perennials, grasses and shrubs, including Westringia 'Morning Light,' Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point,' purple fountain grass and kangaroo paws. "Eventually the plants will create interesting textures and layers ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 06 May 2014 05:00:27 -0700

Lush plantings in alluring hues and textures. Brightly colored lawn furniture and accessories. Inviting seating areas. These tools make up the arresting outdoor spaces that Elysian Landscapes designer Judy Kameon is known for. “I try to create ...

Independent Online (blog)

Independent Online (blog)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Australian rosemary (Westringia fruticosa) grows to 2m, fine grey leaves, light-blue or white flowers. * Rhagodia, one of many species known as “salt bush”, hardy shrub with small grey leaves. * Statice (Limonium perezii), purple heads of flowers ...

Valley News

Valley News
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:51:31 -0700

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 02 May 2014 07:00:19 -0700

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:41:15 -0700

There are tough shrubs (think box, plumbago, lavender, westringia, correa and eremophila) that cope in hot, dry summers and which are regularly trimmed “to keep the park looking as presentable as possible”. But Walsh says the highest-maintenance plants ...
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