Olearia glandulosa (Labill.) Benth.

Swamp Daisy-bush

Fl. Austral. 3: 483 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, glabrous shrub to c. 2.4 m high; branchlets slightly angled by decurrent leaf-bases. Leaves alternate, sessile or subsessile, narrow-linear, 8–55 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, with several prominent glandular swellings along the involute margins. Capitula 6–12 mm diam., in terminal corymbs, peduncles usually c. 1 cm long; involucre c. hemispherical, 2–3 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, graduating, glabrescent, margin ciliate. Ray florets 15–25, white or pale blue, ligules 4–9 mm long; disc florets 15–25, yellow. Cypsela narrow-obovoid, c. 1–2 mm long, 4–8-ribbed, weakly to densely sericeous; pappus bristles pale, 3–4 mm long. Flowers mostly Oct.–Apr.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread, but seldom common, in cooler parts of the State, mostly south of the Great Dividing Range, typically growing on margins of swamps or creeks.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Lander, N.S. (1999). Olearia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Olearia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Olearia glandulosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia glandulosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory