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Plectranthus argentatus (Silver spurflower)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Plectranthus
Species: P. argentatus
Binomial name: Plectranthus argentatus
Common name: Silver spurflower

Plectranthus argentatus is a species of flowering evergreen sub-shrub in the mint family. It is native to rock outcrops and rainforest in the border region of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.
Growing to 1 m tall and broad, it is a spreading deciduous shrub with densely hairy, silvery stems. 
The velvety grey succulent leaves are ovate to broad-ovate, 5–11.5 cm long, 3–5.5 cm wide with crenate margins. The hairs on the leaves give the plant an overall sage green to a silvery colour. 
The small tubular bluish-white flowers are borne in summer on terminal racemes up to 30 cm long.






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