Common name: Violet Daisy-bush
Olearia iodochroa (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered or crowded, lamina obovate, 2–11 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide; apex broad-acute, without a mucro; margins entire or minutely muricate, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous, viscid and green, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, clustered, sessile, 13–29 mm diam. Ray florets 8–15, white or violet or deep mauve. Disc florets 5–16, cream or yellow or blue.
Achenes silky; pappus with 30–48 bristles in 1 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low woodland or sclerophyll forest, on rocky outcrops, south from the Bimberi Ra. and Captains Flat.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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