Olearia myrsinoides

Common Name:

Silky Daisy-bush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain (DEJKNPRSTVWZ) also NSW, ACT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Open grassland, woodland and swampy areas 1

Flower Description:

White flowers heads with yellow or mauve centres 2


Spreading shrub to 80 cm high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are short (4-30 mm long), the upper surface is hairless and margins are finely toothed 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria