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Westringia fruticosa flower.jpg
Westringia fruticosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Westringia

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


  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. 

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:51:52 -0700

While some plants (westringia and lilly pilly) are clipped into balls other vegetation is loose and rampant and there is an overall sense of abundance. "The whole idea of this garden is that we don't brand it as a [particular] style. It has evolved ...
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 ...

Teatro Naturale

Teatro Naturale
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:30:00 -0700

Ad oggi il ceppo pugliese di X.fastidiosa ha infettato piante di olivo, mandorlo, ciliegio, rosmarino, oleandro, mirto, alaterno (Rhamnus alaternus), ginestra odorosa (Spartium junceum) Westringia fruticosa (Westringia fruticosa), Polygala a foglie di ...

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Servizio Informazione Religiosa
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:15:00 -0700

Rischia di influire persino sulle tradizioni, sulla cultura, sui proverbi, e dunque sulla vita quotidiana, la decisione unilaterale della Francia di vietare le importazioni di 102 specie vegetali pugliesi (dall'Acer macrophylum alla Westringia ...


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 ...

Auckland stuff.co.nz

Auckland stuff.co.nz
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:00:03 -0800

The garden was included in the 2013 Auckland Garden Designfest and Jan says many visitors asked about the clipped Westringia fruticosa (coastal rosemary) hedge by the back gate. Linda doesn't hesitate to call in the garden professionals when needed to ...

Good Food

Good Food
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:03:45 -0800

It is planted with blue fescue and westringia and is in a setting of established eucalypts. He is also a volunteer at the National Arboretum, helping measure tree growth, where his favourite tree is the Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus), which he ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:45:00 -0700

Spotted mite on Westringia. I HAVE seen a lot of what look to be dead patches in densely planted westringia hedges of both the two popular species and the 'Smokey' variegated grey cultivar. The culprit is a tiny mite similar to two-spotted mite and may ...

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