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Olearia myrsinoides
Alpine National Park, Victoria
Scientific classification
O. myrsinoides
Binomial name
Olearia myrsinoides
(Labill.) F.Muell. ex Benth.

Aster myrsinoides Labill.

Olearia myrsinoides, commonly known as Silky Daisy-bush, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is a shrub to 1.5 metres high with toothed leaves. These are dark green above and tomentose underneath. The flower heads have 2 to 4 white ray florets and 3 to 4 pale yellow or violet disc florets. These appear between November and March in the species' native range. The species was formally described in 1806 in Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen by French naturalist Jacques Labillardière who named it Aster myrsinoides. In 1867 it was transferred to the genus Olearia in Flora Australiensis.

It occurs in woodland, grassland, and swampy areas in New South Wales (south of McPherson Range), Victoria, and Tasmania.

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