Thursday, June 27, 2013

Prostanthera nivea var. induta

Prostanthera nivea var. induta in the central Pilliga

Family - Lamiaceae

Common name - Snowy Mint Bush

Flowers - White to very pale mauve flowers are 14 to 18mm long with yellow/brown spots in throat.

Leaves and stems - Leaves are linear 10 to 50mm long and to 2mm wide with margins rolled upwards. Branches are 4-ribbed (I will endeavour to get photos illustrating the stems).

Habit and habitat - A non-aromatic, erect shrub, often dense, 1 to 2mt high in heath and shallow rocky soils. 
Calyx of Prostanthera nivea var. induta

Leaf margins turn up

Habit of stems and leaves of P. nivea var. induta