Common name: Grey Everlasting
Ozothamnus obcordatus DC. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 1.5 m high; branches greyish woolly when young.
Leaves obcordate or broad-elliptic to obovate, 3–15 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, apex reflexed, base shortly decurrent on stem, margins revolute; lamina discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface grey-tomentose; petiole c. 1 mm long.
Heads numerous in dense terminal corymbs; heads cylindrical to turbinate 3–4 mm long, 1–2 mm diam.; involucral bracts straw-coloured. Florets 10–12, of 8 or 9 bisexual florets with pappus, and 2 or 3 female florets lacking a pappus. Pappus bristles not clavate apically.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on stony ridges in shallow gravelly soils; widespread in the eastern part of the state.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by J. Everett
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves 3–5 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, often ± circular||subsp. obcordatus|
|Leaves 8–15 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, obcordate||subsp. major|
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