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Drooping cassinia
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Scientific classification
  • Cassinia paniculata Behr & F.Muell.

Cassinia arcuata, commonly known as drooping cassinia, biddy bush, Chinese scrub, Chinese shrub, Sifton bush and tear shrub, is a shrub species in the family Asteraceae. It is endemic to southern Australia. It grows to 2 metres high and has sticky leaves which are 40 to 15 mm long and 1.5 mm wide. The pale brown inflorescences appear in panicles from spring to autumn. Plants have a distinctive curry scent. The species colonises disturbed and cleared sites. It is native to the states of Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria.

This is an easily cultivated plant. Requires well-drained soils. Does not tolerate salt winds. Grows in full or partial sun. It is not long-lived.

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