Australian Native Plants

  Olearia stuartii (Rock Daisy-bush)


Olearia stuartii photo
Olearia stuartii, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

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ROCK DAISY-BUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Olearia stuartii in Australia

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


Common Name
Rock Daisy-bush

Description
Olearia stuartii is a small shrub in the daisy family growing to about one metre tall. It has a rounded or upright habit with woody stems. The leaves are1cm to 2.5 cm long. It produces daisy flowers between May and October with pinkish, pale blue or mauve petals with a yellow central disc.

Height
0.4m - 1m

Habitat
grows on rocky slopes, gorges and rocky outcrops

Distribution
Rock Daisy-bush is found in inland areas of Western Australia, northern areas of South Australia, and southern parts of the Northern Territory

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Olearia
Species:stuartii
Common Name:Rock Daisy-bush