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Burra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Eremophila
Species: E. fraseri
Binomial name
Eremophila fraseri
F. Muell.

Eremophila fraseri, also known as Burra, is a shrub which is native to Western Australia. It usually grows to between 0.5 and 3 metres high. It produces white, cream, pink, red, purple or brown flowers between March and November in Australia (early autumn to late spring).

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described in 1881 by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae.

Uses

Eremophila fraseri is used as a topical medicine, the liquid derived from a preparation of the leaves is used for skin complaints. It is called Jilarnu in the languages of the Yindjibarndi and Ngarluma people, who collect it from a place called Millstream.

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