Australian Native Plants

  Westringia eremicola (Slender Westringia)

Westringia eremicola photo
Westringia eremicola flowers

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Westringia eremicola photo
Westringia eremicola flowers

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Westringia eremicola in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Slender Westringia

Other Names
Slender Western Rosemary,

The Slender Westringia is a shrub growing to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are narrow with pointed tips, in whorls of 3 or 4 around the stem and grow 8 mm to 20 mm long and about 1 mm to 1.5 mm wide. The plant flowers throughout the year, mainly in spring and summer. The flowers range are purple, mauve or lilac (sometimes white), with the upper petal divided into two lobes.

coastal and near-coastal areas, heath

The Slender Westringia is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east of South Australia, Australian Capital Territory.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 1 - 1.5
Spread (m): 1 - 1.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 250
Flower Colour: purple
Flower Season: frequent

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Common Name:Slender Westringia

Relatives in same Genus
  Westringia brevifolia
  Westringia dampieri
  Westringia fruticosa
  Westringia glabra
  Westringia rigida