Olearia ciliata

Common name: 

Fringed Daisy-bush

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


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

Image of Olearia ciliata
Image of Olearia ciliata
Image of Olearia ciliata Image: Lorraine Norden
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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3 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.