Prostanthera linearis

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Narrow-leaved Mint-bush
Mint Family Lane Cove NP.jpg
Lane Cove National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Prostanthera
Species: P. linearis
Binomial name
Prostanthera linearis
R.Br.

Prostanthera linearis, the Narrow-leaved Mint-bush is a Mint Bush, found in New South Wales, Australia. It grows from one to three metres in height. Flowers may be white or mauve. The distribution is from Milton in the south to Gosford in the north. The habitat is in eucalyptus forest, often by streams. Soils may be based on sandstone or gravel. Unlike other mint bushes, this species is only slightly aromatic.

The specific epithet linearis refers to the thin leaves.[1] This species first appeared in scientific literature in the year 1810, in the Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae, authored by the prolific Scottish botanist Robert Brown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 181