Coastal Daisy-Bush
Olearia axillaris

Summary

An erect shrubby herb with many branches, densely covered with small leaves, and has a silvery green appearance. The leaves are small and plentiful, in whorled arrangement at the stem, and covered in fine white hairs which contribute to the silvery colour of the shrub.

It was one of the first Australian edible plants to be recognised as such by Europeans


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Habitat

It is found in the vegetation claiming sand dunes, and also appears on limestone and rocky slopes along the coastline.

Distribution

The Coastal Daisy Bush occurs in the coastal regions of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Size

Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m meters tall

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