Australian Native Plants

  Spyridium parvifolium (Dusty Miller)


Spyridium parvifolium photo
Spyridium parvifolium (prostrate form) (cultivated, labelled) Burnley Gardens, Burnley, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




DUSTY MILLER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Spyridium parvifolium in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Dusty Miller

Description
Dusty Miller is a shrub that grows to about 3 m tall. There is also a prostrate ground cover form that grows to about 15 cm spreads to about a metre across. The leaves are dark green above and paler with hairs on the underside, elliptical in shape and grow to about 10 mm long. It produces small flower heads of white or pink flowers with each individual flower about 2 mm to 3 mm in length. Flowers are produced in winter and spring. The flower head is surrounded by cream coloured bracts. Capsule fruit are produced after flowering.

Height
0.15m - 2m

Spread
1m - 1.5m

Habitat
found in woodland, shrubland and heathland

Distribution
Spyridium parvifolium is found in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Rosales
Family:Rhamnaceae
Genus:Spyridium
Species:parvifolium
Common Name:Dusty Miller


Relatives in same Genus
  Spyridium vexilliferum