Westringia dampieri R.Br.
Prodr. 501 (1810)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 30 December 1996

Dense shrub, (0.1-)0.2-1.5(-2.5) m high. Fl. white, Jun to Dec or Jan. Often on sandy calcareous soils. Coastal or near-coastal areas.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Mardabilla, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Eucla, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Carnarvon, Cockburn, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Northampton, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 21 January 2020

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 8-27 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, whorled, entire, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 1.5-3.2. mm long Pedicel present, 0.5-1.5 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 1.2-2.2 mm long, not accrescent, moderately dense, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla white or cream or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 12-15 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat present, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with two stamen and two staminodes stamens, style 8-10 mm long, filament 1-4 mm long, anthers 0.7-1 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time January, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.