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Family: Compositae
Olearia ciliata

Citation: F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:488 (1867).

Synonymy: Eurybia ciliata Benth. in Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 58 (1837); Aster huegelii F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 5:79 (1865).

Common name: Fringed daisy-bush. (I11. Blackall & Grieve (1975) How to know Western Australian wildflowers 4:t. 12.)

Dwarf shrub or undershrub 15-30 cm high; stems more or less woody, erect to spreading, sparsely branched, scabrous-hairy, faintly ribbed; leaves sessile, decurved, linear to subulate, mucronate or very rarely 3-lobed at the apex, 0.5-2 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, scabrous to subglabrous above, hairy below, bright-green, concolorous, never viscid; margins entire, strongly revolute, scabrous-ciliate.

Capitula solitary, terminal on naked unbranched peduncles 2-15 cm long; involucre hemispherical, 7-8 mm long; bracts 3-seriate, narrowly lanceolate, acute, green, often with purplish apices, woolly-ciliate, becoming reflexed in fruit; ray florets 20-35; ligules 12-15 mm long, lilac to blue; disk florets 40-75, yellow.

Achenes terete, c. 2 mm long, pubescent to glabrous, faintly striate; pappus bristles 25-35, to 5 mm long, subequal or with an outer series of shorter bristles.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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