Westringia fruticosa

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Westringia fruticosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Westringia
Species: W. fruticosa
Binomial name
Westringia fruticosa
(Willd.) Druce

Westringia fruticosa (Coastal Rosemary) is a shrub that grows near the coast in eastern Australia. The flowers are white, hairy and have the upper petal divided into two lobes. They also have orange-to-purply spots on their bottom half.

This shrub is very tough and grows on cliffs right next to the ocean. Its tolerance to a variety of soils, the neatly whorled leaves and all-year flowering make it very popular in cultivation.

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