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Eremophila fraseri - F.Muell.

Common Name Burra, Turpentine bush
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Grows in a wide range of habitats and different soil types. Subspecies parva occurs in scattered locations in the Meekatharra and Gascoyne regions in Western Australia where it grows in stony or sandy clay loam.
Range Native to Western Australia
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Eremophila fraseri Burra, Turpentine bush


Geoff Derrin from Wikimedia Commons.
Eremophila fraseri Burra, Turpentine bush
Geoff Derrin from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eremophila fraseri is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Bondtia fraseri Kuntze

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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Indigenous uses - Used as a topical medication. Liquid from a preparation of the leaves is used for skin complaints. It is called Jilarnu in the Yindjibarndi and Ngarluma languages.

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Other Uses

Carbon Farming Solutions - Industrial Crop: hydrocarbon resin (Crops grown for non-food uses. Industrial crops provide resources in three main categories: materials, chemicals, and energy. Traditional materials include lumber and thatch, paper and cardboard, and textiles) [1-1].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Hay  Wild Crop

Climate: warm temperate to subtropical. Humidity: arid to semi-arid. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It is drought tolerant. It can withstand slight frost. Sandy or stony soils, alluvium. Colluvial & riverine flats, rocky hills. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: wild. Management: hay (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Materials, chemicals and energy include bioplastics, rubber, biomass products gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, butane, propane, biogas. Plants are usually resprouting plants and saps.
  • Management: Hay  Cut to the ground and harvested annually. Non-destructive management systems maintaining the soil organic carbon.
  • Wild Crop  Some wild plants have strong historical or contemporary use. Although they are not cultivated crops, they may be wild-managed.

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Plant Propagation

Seed. Difficult to propagate except by cuttings.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Burra, Jilarnu, Turpentine bush

Australia

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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