Key to Tasmanian Dicots

1. Prostanthera rotundifolia
2. Westringia angustifolia
3. Westringia brevifolia flower
4. Teucrium corymbosum
5. Dissected Westringia flower showing the style inserted between the four ovary lobes

This is a large worldwide family and is reasonably common in Tasmania, with both native and introduced species. The native species include shrubs, undershrubs and herbs, and occur in a wide range of habitats. The leaves are opposite or, in Westringia, whorled. They are often aromatic - the family includes basil, oregano, mint, sage, thyme and many other culinary herbs. The flowers have fused, asymmetrical corollas (often with an upper lip of two lobes and a lower lip with three lobes). The calyx is typically a short, lobed tube that is persistent around the developing fruit, which are four nutlets.
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