Flower and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, Photo: Murray Fagg, Lake Mungo World Heritage Area, NSW

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Shrub. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Stiff Western Rosemary, Stiff Westringia




Shrub to 1m tall.  Leaves in whorls of three or four, 0.19-1.3cm long, 1-2.2mm wide, sparsely hairy to hairy, the edges curved or rolled downwards, often tipped with a straight hard point.  Flowers white, often with a mauve tinge, tubular, with five lobes, solitary at the bases of the leaves, forming whorls of 1-4 at the leaf nodes. 

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 581

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