Spyridium parvifolium

Common Name:

Dusty Miller



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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Heathlands and woodlands 1

Flower Description:

White 2


Small to medium shrub to 2 m 2

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 petals 2


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher
Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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