Short-leaf Daisy-bush
Structure in Bud
Short-leaf Daisy-bush
Hairy/Felted Back of Leaf
Short-leaf Daisy-bush (Olearia brachyphylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Short-leaf Daisy-bush (Olearia brachyphylla)
This Photo:     About to Explode into Flower

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Small white flower with 8 petals. Buds are green & white with red highlights.
Leaves are very small and felted underneath.
Stems are soft and pale green when new, hardening to grey wood with age.
A low dense bush, which blends into the background until it flowers, when it stands out like a beacon.

Copyright © 2013-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Jul-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)