Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries 3: 87 (1845) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Erect perennial to 2.5 m high. Leaflets c. ovate to lanceolate, 8–100 mm long, 5–27 mm wide, base occasionally with a lobe or conspicuous tooth; petiole 0.5–5 cm long. Inflorescence 30–80 mm long. Calyx 9–13 mm long, pubescent, gland-dotted; tube 7–9 mm long; teeth 2–4 mm long. Corolla pink to purplish, 17–20 mm long; tube c. 14 mm long, with occasional hairs; upper lip 3 mm long; lower lip 3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Mar.
*HSF, *Strz. Native to the Canary Islands and Madeira. Naturalised near Mirboo in a disturbed damp sclerophyll forest near a minor water course, alongside a forested stretch of the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Sassafras and in a forested gully in the east Melbourne suburb of Park Orchards.
Plants have a pleasant cedar-like aroma which is the source of the genus name which means little cedar.
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