L., Sp. Pl. 353 (1753).
Synonymy: E. stricta sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 664 (1952), non Donn ex Willd.
Common name: Tree heath.
Usually erect shrubs under 2 m high; young shoots densely hairy with both smooth hairs and hairs with numerous short spreading branches; leaves linear, erect-spreading, glabrous, entire or minutely denticulate, 3-5 mm long; margins revolute, concealing the entire lower surface.
Flowers in lateral racemes forming much-branched many-flowered masses of flowers; pedicels glabrous, with 2 or 3 c. 1 mm long bracteoles below the middle; sepals c. 1.5 mm long, ovate, glabrous, saccate at the base; corolla broadly campanulate with erect lobes, white, 2.5-4 mm long; anthers included, with flat ciliate basal appendages; ovary glabrous; stigma broadly capitate, white.
Polunin & Huxley (1965) Flowers of the Mediterranean, fig. 121.
S.Aust.: EP, SL. Native to the Mediterranean and south-western Europe.
Flowering time: July — Nov.
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