Olearia argophylla

Musk Daisy-Bush is distinguished by the silvery-white underside of the leaves and the distinct musk smell of crushed leaves. This is a tall shrub or small tree, often with several small, pale grey trunks. The leaves are alternate, dark green above, quite large, 7‒14 cm long, and with a pointed tip. Small teeth may often be felt along the edge of the leaf.

In spring, plants are covered with large clusters of small daisy flowers, which are creamy-white with yellow centres. By midsummer, the tiny dry fruit, with their circlets of hairs, have been blown away by the wind.

Musk Daisy-Bush grows mostly on the edge of the rainforest and is fast-growing under good conditions.

TAS to near Lismore, NSW