Prostanthera melissifolia



Prostanthera melissifolia, common name Balm mintbush, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae and is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is an erect shrub with hairy branches, egg-shaped leaves with fine teeth on the edges and mauve to purple or pink flowers on the ends of branchlets.The species may reach a height of 5 m with a spread of 3 m. The mature specimens in our cold climate garden are about 4 m tall with a spread of 4 m. Leaves are oval, about 3 cm long, aromatic with toothed margins. They are crowded, dull green above and paler beneath. The flowers are mauve, one cm long and carried in terminal racemes. Blooms are both conspicuous and profuse during the spring flowering period. Prostanthera melissifolia is found as an understorey shrub in eastern mountain forests. It grows in tall montane forests between the Otway and Strzelecki Ranges in Victoria and on the far south coast of New South Wales.

238.00 Location C9 Latitude; -38.402173000000 Longitude; 146.055326000000

238.01 Location E8 Latitude; -38.403057000000 Longitude; 146.053990000000

238.01 Location E8 Latitude; -38.403104000000 Longitude; 146.053986000000

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