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
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Olearia~rudis