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Westringia fruticosa A native species, commonly called coastal rosemary and coastal westringia. <br />
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It has dense, fine leaves and small white flowers loved by birds and other wildlife. Despite it&#039;s dainty appearance here, it is very tough and grows on cliffs right next to the ocean.<br />
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Each flower 15 mm diameter. <br />
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Westringia fruticosa

A native species, commonly called coastal rosemary and coastal westringia.

It has dense, fine leaves and small white flowers loved by birds and other wildlife. Despite it's dainty appearance here, it is very tough and grows on cliffs right next to the ocean.

Each flower 15 mm diameter.
Growth 2 m

    comments (5)

  1. WOW WOW WOW! I love this flower! And a native!

    How wonderful, Ruth!
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you Lisa. Our Australian natives are amazing and unique. I love to grow as many as I can - I will always find more room for a native! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Perfectly captured! I read that it's inedible, but I wonder if it smells like rosemary? Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you! No, not at all Christine. Rosemary just because of similar looks. Posted 3 months ago
  3. A beauty! Posted 3 months ago

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''Westringia fruticosa'', the coastal rosemary or coastal westringia, 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.

The plant's tolerance to a variety of soils, the neatly whorled leaves and all-year flowering make it very popular in cultivation. It ) is a.. more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 6, 2019. Captured Aug 19, 2019 12:41 in Yuelarbah Management Trail, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/41s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm