Other names. Lippia, Phyla nodiflora var.canescens.
Occurrence: Widespread in the township area, often in nature strips. It is sometimes used as a lawn substitute.
At one stage, Lippia was thought to be native, as it was recorded in plant surveys soon after European settlement. However, it is now believed that it was a very early introduction, from ships coming to Australia via South America.
Photos 1: Lippia. Castlemaine Botanic Gardens. 2: Kennedy Street. 3: As a lawn substitute, Rochester Cemetery.