The genus Eremophila includes over 260 species of plants in the family Scrophulariaceae. Endemic to mainland Australia, the Eremophilas are considered widespread in the arid regions of Australia, ranging from low-growing shrubs to small trees.

The petals are joined at their bases, forming a tube shape, whilst the upper petals differ in size and shape from the lower ones.

The species include some well known common names of emu bush or fuchsia bush.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Clade: Asterids
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Tribe: Myoporeae
  • Genus: Eremophila