Australian Native Plants

  Olearia ramulosa (Twiggy Daisy Bush)


Olearia ramulosa photo
Olearia ramulosa, revegetation area, Gardiners Creek Reserve, Box Hill South, Victoria

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

Olearia ramulosa photo
Olearia ramulosa var. ramulosa

Photograph by Chris Clarke. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



Credits:
Description and Habitat information is sourced from: State of Victoria (Agriculture Victoria), Victorian Resources Online,http://vro.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/water_sip_scientific_a Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



TWIGGY DAISY BUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Olearia ramulosa in Australia

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


Common Name
Twiggy Daisy Bush

Description
The Twiggy Daisy Bush is an erect shrub to 1.6 m tall with scattered to crowded leaves 2-8 mm long and 0.8-2.5 mm wide with a rounded apex. Underside of leaves grey-woolly.

Flower-heads on the ends of side branches or in the angles between stems and leaves. Composite flowers white, pale blue to mauve outer 'petals'(ray florets) with yellow centres (disk florets). Fruit an achene.

Habitat
along the coastline in sand dunes but also found in woodland

Distribution
Twiggy Daisy Bush is found in New South Wales, Victoria., south east of South Australia, Tasmania.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 1 - 1.5
Spread (m): 1 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: white, pink
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
birds insect-eaters



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Olearia
Species:ramulosa
Common Name:Twiggy Daisy Bush


Relatives in same Genus
  Olearia axillaris
  Olearia stuartii