Westringia Rigida

Stiff Western Rosemary

The plant is a very common low erect shrub usually dome shaped and growing to about 1m diameter. Leaves are small, dark green and terete with a sharp point and occur in groups of three around the stem. Flowers are white with four long petals, usually one of them is two lobed. The unlobed petals have purplish dots. There are four protruding stamens. Flowers profusely in summer most years.

Closeup of flowers showing normal petal arrangement

Closeup of Flowers and Leaves

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First created 3 December 2005
Last modified 26 April 2006
© Ken Sarkies 2005