|Scientific Name:||Olearia axillaris|
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Native to Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
Branching shrub 2-3 m tall with the branches and undersides of leaves covered in a woolly mat of very fine, dense hairs, giving the plant an overall grey-green appearance. Leaves thin to oblanceolate (reversed spear-shaped), 4-40 mm long and 1-6 mm wide with recurved margins.
Flower-heads in the angles between branches and leaves and stalkless or almost so. Flowers white with yellow centres. Fruit a silky achene.
Scattered in sand hills and dunes along the coastline.
The daisy-bushes are a large genus of native plants with almost 50 species and subspecies recorded for Victoria. Other coastal species include Sticky Daisy-bush (Olearia glutinosa) and Twiggy Daisy-bush (Olearia ramulosa).