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Stiff cassinia
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Close-up of the flowers of Cassinia denticulata at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Genus:
Cassinia
Species:
denticulata

Cassinia denticulata, the stiff cassinia is a common plant growing in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Found on sandstone based soils in heathland or woodland. The original specimen was collected at Sydney, Australia.

A shrub growing to a metre or two tall. Leaves are stiff, with toothed edges, whitish underneath. Yellow flowers form on silvery white bracts in spring. The common epithet “denticulata” refers to the toothed edges of the leaves. This plant was described in the early 19th century by the prolific Scottish botanist, Robert Brown.

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