Hemiandra, commonly known as snakebush, is a genus of plants of the family Lamiaceae. The genus contains eight species, which are all restricted to southwestern Western Australia. They are all prostrate to smallish shrubs allied to Westringia. The red, lilac, pink, or white flowers are 2-lipped, the lower lip enlarged and spotted. The stiff, narrow leaves often have prickly tips.
- Hemiandra australis B.J.Conn ms
- Hemiandra bellairsiana B.J.Conn ms
- Hemiandra coccinea O.H.Sarg.
- Hemiandra gardneri O.H.Sarg., Red Snakebush
- Hemiandra glabra Benth.
- Hemiandra hancocksiana B.J.Conn ms
- Hemiandra incana Bartl.
- Hemiandra leiantha Benth.
- Hemiandra linearis Benth., Speckled Snakebush
- Hemiandra pungens R.Br., Snakebush
- Hemiandra rubriflora O.H.Sarg.
- Hemiandra rutilans O.H.Sarg., Colourful Snakebush
They need very well-drained, preferably sandy soil and prefer a sunny spot, although they will tolerate some shade. They prefer drier, temperate zones and need only be watered sparingly. Prune regularly to keep them tidy and to prolong flowering. Propagate from fresh seed or cuttings. They are prone to fungal diseases in humid conditions. Some success has been had by grafting them onto Westringia stock.
- "Hemiandra". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia.
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