Finally, a shrub with a name: Westringia longifolia

It is frustrating to not know your plants. As if shops and restaurants had no names. How to desribe to a friend where the coffee is really good or in which store window you saw that lovely dress on sale?

Luckily, some plants around our apartment block still wear their name tag. So I can firmly say that a very healthy-looking Westringia longifolia (of course, one of those native Australian plants I had never heard of before!) is in full bloom.

Westringia longifolia bush
Westringia longifolia bush

Here is a close-up of the little white flowers.

Westringia longifolia
Westringia longifolia flowers

PlantNET provides more information on this species for the taxonomically interested.

 

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