Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Shrub. Photo: Michelle Brown, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Bluebush Daisy; Bluebush; Greybush




Shrub 70cm-1.8m tall.  Leaves alternating along the stem, 0.4-1cm long, 2-4mm wide, flat, hairy, with smooth edges and more or less blunt tips. Flower heads white with brownish bracts and green bases, cylindrical, with 0 'petals', borne stalkless and singly at the ends of short branchlets.  Resembles Maireana astrotricha and Maireana sedifolia in general appearance when not in flower.  Endangered NSW.  Protected NSW.  Endangered Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 683

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