Coastal Daisybush

Coastal Daisybush 1

This silvery grey plant is quite common in coastal areas of Perth, including in Bold Park and at Minim Cove. It is called Coastal Daisybush (Olearia axillaris) and is famous because early navigators who visited the West Australian coast used it as a culinary herb.

Coastal Daisybush 2

Rather frustratingly, we have found plenty of plants where the flowers are still tiny buds (above) or else rather past their prime (below), but none where the flowers are just perfect. But their flowering season runs through to July, so we’ll keep looking.

Coastal Daisybush 3


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