emu bush


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Related to emu bush: Eremophila, Spotted Emu Bush

emu bush

n
(Plants) any of various Australian shrubs, esp those of the genus Eremophila (family Myoporaceae), whose fruits are eaten by emus
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And a mix of vibrant, heat-loving plants--including 'Barbara Karst' bougainvillea, desert spoon (Dasylirion wheeleri), emu bush (Eremophila maculata), Mexican grass tree (Dasylirion longissima), penstemon, and rosemary--embellishes the gentle slope adjacent to the lawn.
The botanical name of the emu bush is Eremophila, which comes from the Greek words, one meaning desert (eremia), and the other meaning friend (philos).