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
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 4 August 2017

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.