Eremophila glabra (R.Br.) Ostenf.

Common Emubush

Shrub to 3 m tall. Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, mostly 1-6 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, margins entire or toothed. Flowers solitary on stalks 3-5 mm long. Flowers 2-3 cm long, without spots. Stamens protruding. Fruit to about 8 cm wide, dry or fleshy.

WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Vic

Variable and available in horticulture as a range of forms including those with red and yellow flowers and a prostrate habit.


E. latrobei F.Muell., Crimson Turkeybush, from WA, the NT, SA, Qld and NSW is a shrub to 3 m tall with red or purple-pink flowers (rarely white or yellow) and sepals edge to edge.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myoporaceae. 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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Eremophila glabra 'Murchison Magic'

Foliage silvery. Flowers bright red.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Scrophulariaceae
genus        Eremophila R.Br.