Prostanthera cuneata Benth.

Alpine Mintbush

Compact, strongly aromatic shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves obovate, about 5 mm long, 3 mm wide, thick, entire, long-hairy. Flowers axillary, towards the tips of the branches. Corolla 1-1.5 cm long, white, mottled with red or violet; summer to autumn.

NSW, Vic, Tas

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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Prostanthera cuneata 'Alpine Gold'

Leaves with golden margins, a few gold over most of the surface. Originated c. 1976.

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