Prostanthera aspalathoides Benth.

Scarlet Mintbush

Small shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves cylindrical, linear, to about 5 mm long, 1 mm wide, entire, hairless. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils. Calyx tube 3-4 mm long. Corolla 1-2 cm long, red, yellow or orange; spring.

SA, Qld, NSW, Vic

Available in a range of colours including deep red, pink, greenish yellow, orange and scarlet.

Source: Lumley, P. (2002). Origanum. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Prostanthera Labill.