Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Chris Clarke, E of Bendigo, Vic

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Chris Clarke, S of Rushworth, Vic

Shrub. Photo: Bill Strong, near Anglesea, Vic

Common Name

Cypress Daisy-bush, Slender Daisy-bush




Shrub to 2m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.2-0.5cm long, less than 1mm wide, linear, flattened cylindrical, convex above, channelled below, hairless, sticky, with blunt tips. Flowers with 4-9 white  'petals' and yellow centres. Flower heads cylindrical, borne singly at the ends of the branchlets, looking like open leafy groups.

Description (as Olearia sp.) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 644

eFlora of South Australia description: