Scarlet Mintbush
Bud, Flower & Leaf
Downy Mintbush
Flowers & Leaves
Scarlet Mintbush (Prostanthera aspalathoides)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Mints (Lamiales)
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Scarlet Mintbush (Prostanthera aspalathoides)
This Photo:     Flower & Leaf
Other name: Pixie Caps

Thank you Geoffrey Cox for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Has an Eremophila style red flower, which is speckled under macro photography.
Buds are like a Spanish soldiers helmet.
Leaves are like a Maireana's, green, succulent and cylindrical (also speckled).
Generally a dense bush.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Aug-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)