Australian Native Plants

  Ozothamnus diosmifolius (Sago Flower)


Ozothamnus diosmifolius photo
Ozothamnus diosmifolius, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.

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




SAGO FLOWER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Ozothamnus diosmifolius in Australia

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


Common Name
Sago Flower

Other Names
Sago Bush, Pill Flower, Rice Flower, White Dogwood

Description
Sago Flower is an erect open shrub growing to two metres tall. The leaves are short and narrow, growing to about 1.5 cm long, with margins that curl downwards. The leaves have quite a strong smell. It produces large flowerheads to 7 cm in diameter of white or cream or pink flowers in spring, summer and autumn. This plant used to be known as Helichrysum diosmifolium. It is a popular cut flower and is quite long lasting when cut.

Height
2m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
found along coast and inland to the ranges

Distribution
Sago Flower is found in south east Queensland and eastern New South Wales

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Ozothamnus
Species:diosmifolius
Common Name:Sago Flower