Olearia rugosa

Common name: 

Wrinkled Daisy-bush

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (NSTWZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Damp forest1
Near coastal swampy heathlands2

Flower description:

Flower heads white with yellow of purplish centres2

Habit:

Shrub to 2.5 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is a spindly shrub with deeply wrinkled broad leaves and hairy stems. Leaves are green above and brownish below due to dense hair coverage1,2

Images:
Image of Olearia rugosa
Image of Olearia rugosa Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria