Olearia ciliata

Common name: 

Fringed Daisy-bush

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Wilsons Promontory (ABCDFJNT) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in dry heathland north of Tidal River, especially along roads and tracks1

Flower description:

Mauve to blue, rarely white with a yellow centre2

Habit:

Small shrub to 80 cm

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has small leaves that are curled in underneath. The flower head is held above foliage on 250 mm long reddish stems3

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.