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Westringia eremicola
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Flower and fruit
Scientific classification
Genus:
Westringia
Species:
eremicola

Westringia eremicola, commonly known as slender westringia or slender western rosemary, is a flowering plant species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia

It is a slender shrub growing to 1.5 metres high. Leaves are about 8 to 20 mm long and 0.8 to 1.6 mm wide with hairs on both surfaces. They appear in whorls of three or four. The flowers, which may be purple, mauve, lilac or white appear throughout the year.

The species was formally described in 1834 based on plant material collected by Allan Cunningham

It occurs naturally in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Associated species include Calytrix tetragona, as well as Acacia, Daviesia, Leptospermum, Leucopogon and Triodia species.

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