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Ozothamnus diosmifolius

rice flower, white dogwood, pill flower, sago bush at Brogo, NSW

Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2017
Ozothamnus diosmifolius at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2017
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Identification history

Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh (R.O.Makinson 1228) NSW Herbarium 15 Oct 2017 CCPK
Unidentified 15 Oct 2017 CCPK

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Is it possible this is Merimbula Star-hair? I will try get better photos in a couple of weeks when next at Brogo and hopefully the flowers will have emerged by then and still be there.

3 comments

   16 Oct 2017
It looks like some sort of daisy. Unfortunately the close up is out of focus.
As far as I know, Merimbula star hair is only at the bottom end of Bournda National Park extening as far as the junction of the main road that goes north from Merimbula and the Tura Beach road, where Don photographed it.
   17 Oct 2017
Yep, this is either Ozothamnus diosmifolius or Cassinia aculeata, the two "dogwoods" with relatively short leaves that occur down here. The Astrotricha certainly does look similar in the leaves and general form, and you are not the first person to have confused them.
CCPK wrote:
   17 Oct 2017
Thanks Jackie and Betty. Claire has said to me before that if she had a fraction of either of your knowledge of native plants, she'd be a very happy person. Cheers, Pete

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Pomaderris aspera (Hazel Pomaderris) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2017 by CCPK Pomaderris brogoensis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2017 by CCPK Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Oct 2017 by CCPK Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Dec 2016 by CCPK Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2016 by CCPK Lichenostomus melanops (Yellow-tufted Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2016 by CCPK Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Apr 2016 by CCPK Clematis glycinoides (Headache Vine) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK Hibbertia diffusa (Wedge Guinea Flower) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint, Slender mint) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK Blechnum neohollandicum (Prickly Rasp Fern) at Brogo, NSW - 3 Feb 2016 by CCPK Dawsonia sp. at Brogo, NSW - 3 Feb 2016 by CCPK Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2016 by CCPK Angophora floribunda (Apple, Rough-barked Apple) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK Lepidosperma laterale (Variable Sword Sedge) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK Sigesbeckia orientalis (Indian Weed) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK Pomaderris cinerea (Grey Pomaderris) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK Oplismenus hirtellus (Australian Basket-grass) at Brogo, NSW - 18 Jan 2016 by CCPK Centaurium sp. (Centaury) at Brogo, NSW - 18 Jan 2016 by CCPK Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Brogo, NSW - 18 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Pomaderris aspera (Hazel Pomaderris) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2017 by CCPK
Pomaderris brogoensis at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2017 by CCPK
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Oct 2017 by CCPK
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Brogo, NSW - 30 Dec 2016 by CCPK
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2016 by CCPK
Lichenostomus melanops (Yellow-tufted Honeyeater) at Brogo, NSW - 22 Nov 2016 by CCPK
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-Eagle) at Brogo, NSW - 10 Apr 2016 by CCPK
Clematis glycinoides (Headache Vine) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK
Hibbertia diffusa (Wedge Guinea Flower) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK
Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint, Slender mint) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK
Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak) at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2016 by CCPK
Blechnum neohollandicum (Prickly Rasp Fern) at Brogo, NSW - 3 Feb 2016 by CCPK
Dawsonia sp. at Brogo, NSW - 3 Feb 2016 by CCPK
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Angophora floribunda (Apple, Rough-barked Apple) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Lepidosperma laterale (Variable Sword Sedge) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Sigesbeckia orientalis (Indian Weed) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Pomaderris cinerea (Grey Pomaderris) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Oplismenus hirtellus (Australian Basket-grass) at Brogo, NSW - 18 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Centaurium sp. (Centaury) at Brogo, NSW - 18 Jan 2016 by CCPK
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Brogo, NSW - 18 Jan 2016 by CCPK

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 13 Oct 2017 11:36 AM Recorded on
  • CCPK Recorded by

Additional information

  • The flowers have not yet emerged and are still in bud stage in a cluster at the top of each stem Flower dimension
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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