Spyridium parvifolium

Common name: 

Dusty Miller

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Heathlands and woodlands1

Flower description:

White2

Habit:

Small to medium shrub to 2 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is very variable. Leaves are elliptic to orbicular and veins are strongly impressed. Flowers are small and in dense heads, they are surrounded by white hairy 'floral leaves' that look like petals2

Images:
Image of Spyridium parvifolium
Image of Spyridium parvifolium
Image of Spyridium parvifolium Image: David Meagher
Image of Spyridium parvifolium Image: David Meagher
Image of Spyridium parvifolium Image: Mary Ellis
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