Accepted name: Rotheca myricoides
Evergreen shrub to 3 m or more tall. Leaves opposite or whorled to about 7 cm long and 4 cm wide, softly hairy on both surfaces, tip pointed, base tapering to leaf stalk, margin with large saw teeth, unpleasant-smelling when crushed. Flower clusters axillary or terminal in few-flowered heads; spring. Flowers with 5 corolla lobes, 1 often darker than the other 4. Fruit reddish to black.
Source: (2002). Verbenaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
, Butterfly Bush (Oxford and Cambridge Bush). Flowers dark blue. [c. ugandense Prain.] Literature Staples (1991).