Common Cassinia or Dogwood

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cassinia
Species: aculeata
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

This bushy understorey shrub is common in dry forests, particularly in disturbed areas. The narrow leaves are dark green on top and pale below and have a slightly scaly texture, and may cause skin irritation. The small whitish flower heads are crowded into a very slightly convex flower head at the end of branches.

Flowering start in November and ends in February.

Identification

The main flower colour is white. C. longifolia is very similar but the leaves are larger and the flower heads are in almost flat clusters.

References

Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia. Leon Costermans.

Created: 14 Feb 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SEH - South Eastern Highlands

Specifics

Brindabella Ranges, roadside clearing.

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