The Mint Bush Family - Further Information

Most books dealing with Australian native plants will contain useful information on the botany and horticulture of Prostanthera, Westringia and other Lamiaceae. Some of the most detailed references are listed below.


  • Althofer, G (1978), Cradle of Incense, Society for Growing Australian Plants.
  • Elliot, R and Jones D (1980-1997), The Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, all volumes, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • Wrigley, J and Fagg, M (1996 - 4th ed), Australian Native Plants, Collins Publishers Australia.


Several issues of the Society's journal "Australian Plants" are particularly useful for those interested in Australian Lamiaceae, in particular:

  • Vol 10, No.83 June 1980; Entire issue devoted to Lamiaceae.
  • Vol 10, No.84 September 1980; Good coverage of the genus Westringia; Grafting Prostanthera species.


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