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Westringia longifolia R.Br. Lamiaceae. Long leaf Westringia. Shrub. Distribution: Australia. Commemorates Dr Johan (John) Peter Westring (sometimes West Ring (1753-1833), also known as Johan Petter Westrin), physician to King Karl XIV of Sweden, and a keen lichenologist. He was born in Linköping, Sweden, where his father was a shoemaker. No information has been found for any medicinal use or toxicity.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link
- Australasia, Australia, New South Wales
Westringia longifolia R.Br.Family: LAMIACEAE
Species: longifolia R.Br.
Common names: Long-leaved Westringia
Distribution summary: Australia (N.S.W)
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Rocky areas in sparse forests, grassland and open bushland
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere Wolfson bed (N), Southern Hemisphere (K)
Reason for growing: Commemorative