Ozothamnus diosmifolius

Family Asteraceae

Much branched shrub to 2 m high. Longevity greater than 25 years.

Flowers: White or pink, October – January.

Fruit: Achene with pappus of fine hairs, matures December–January.

Seed: Wind dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Open woodland habitat.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, limited to a few plants.
  • No seed noted probably due to small population size and/or inadequate pollination.
  • Usually killed by fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Ozothamnus diosmifolius flower