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Common name: Blush Daisy Bush
Olearia myrsinoides (Labill.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic or obovate, 4–30 mm long, 3–22 mm wide; apex acute or obtuse or rounded, finely mucronate; margins toothed, flat; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface grey-tomentose; venation reticulate; petiole to 5 mm long.
Heads terminal, in panicles, pedunculate, 13–21 mm diam.; peduncle to 32 mm long. Ray florets 2–4, white. Disc florets 3–4, violet or pale yellow.
Achenes glabrous; pappus with 53–85 pink bristles in 2 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open grassland, woodland and swampy areas; chiefly on the tablelands, south from the McPherson Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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