Olearia rugosa

Common Name:

Wrinkled Daisy-bush



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 forest 1
Near coastal swampy heathlands 2

Flower Description:

Flower heads white with yellow of purplish centres 2


Shrub to 2.5 m high 2

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 coverage 1,2


Image: David Meagher

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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