Cassinia quinquefaria

Family Asteraceae

Shrub to 3 m high, stems olive or yellowish, usually resinous.

Flowers: White, January - May.

Fruit: Achene 0.8 mm long with pappus bristles 2 mm long, March - August.

Seed: Wind dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat in open sites.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, localised, less than 5 plants.
  • Plants failed to set seed 2004 - 2006, possibly due to small population size.

 

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland