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

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Richard Hartland, Hattah Lakes, Vic

Common Name

Azure Daisy Bush




Aromatic shrub or perennial forb to 1.5m tall.  Leaves alternating up the stem, often with basal lobes, more or less stem clasping, 1.5-12cm long, 6-40mm wide, flat, hairy to rough, often sticky, the edges toothed or entire.  Flowers with 30-75 blue or mauve to purplish, rarely white, ‘petals’, and yellow to orange centres. Flower heads broadly heimspherical, borne singly or in open groups of 2-8 at the ends of the branchlets.

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 641

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